It is an open sore in the outer layer of the cornea. A corneal ulcer may cause redness of the eyelid and/or conjunctiva, pain, a feeling that something is in the eye; tearing and pus or thick discharge draining from the eye may occur. If the ulcer is more centrally located in the cornea, vision might be blurry. There may be an increase in pain when the person looks at bright lights.
HOW IS CORNEAL ULCER DIAGNOSED?
Ophthalmologists may look out for signs of inflammation in the conjunctiva. Culture test of the fluid from the eyes may be performed. A slit lamp test may be performed to detect an ulcer.
HOW IS CORNEAL ULCER TREATED?
The treatment will include the use of antibacterial and anti fungal medication that will help in treating the cause behind the growth of this ulcer. Very severe cases may require corneal transplants with the help of surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
The symptoms include watering and itchiness of the eyes, pus discharge, redness in the eyes and stinging sensation.