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Corneal Ulcer

Information about Corneal Ulcer

We Have to Know about the Corneal Ulcer

  • Erosion or open sore in the transparent outer layer of the eye

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Severe eye pain
  • Light insensitivity
  • Impaired vision

Causes of Corneal Ulcer

  • Infections with bacteria, viruses, fungi
  • Abrasions or foreign bodies
  • Injuries due to contact lenses

Do’s and Don’ts of Corneal Ulcer

Signs & Symptoms of Corneal Ulcer

  • Eye pain
  • Impaired vision
  • Eye redness
  • White patch on the cornea
  • Sensitivity to light (photophobia)
  • Watery eyes
  • Eye burning, itching, and discharge

Medical advice for Corneal Ulcer

  • Get treated promptly before ulcer is formed

Risk factors of Corneal Ulcer

  •  Trauma
  • Diabetes
  • Ocular surface diseases

Treatment for Corneal Ulcer

  • Supervised treatment is a must to prevent loss of vision

Self-care for Corneal Ulcer

Investigations for Corneal Ulcer

  • Visual acuity
  • Refraction test
  • Tear test
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Pupillary reflex response
  • Keratometry (measurement of the cornea)
  • Scraping the ulcer for analysis or culture
  • Fluorescein stain of the corneal
Symptoms of Corneal Ulcer
                               Eye pain