Corneal Ulcer is kind of a localized infection that happens in the cornea of the eyes. It basically is a little ulcer like eruption that causes pain and is accompanied with an eye discharge. Individuals who are suffering from it experience a lot of pain and have trouble in their vision too.
HOW IS CORNEAL ULCER DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would inspect your eye ulcer and may suggest further tests by the optician if there seems to be some intrusive damage. Usually there are not tests involved in the same.
HOW IS CORNEAL ULCER TREATED?
Treatment for corneal ulcers and infections depends on the cause and it should be done as soon as possible. Antibiotic drops are used that work against many kinds of bacteria. Severe ulcers sometimes require a corneal transplant. Corticosteroid eye drops may be used to reduce swelling and inflammation in certain conditions.
DID YOU KNOW?
Anyone with an irritated eye that does not improve quickly after removing a contact lens or after mild irrigation should contact an ophthalmologist immediately. Do not borrow someone's eye drops