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Corneal Ulcer is an open sore or epithelial defect on the cornea. Corneal ulcers may be caused due to trauma, wearing contact lenses, or corneal drying. If left, untreated corneal ulcers may lead to blindness. Symptoms are:
• Redness of eyelid
• Pain or discomfort
• Swollen eyelids
• Tearing or pus or thick discharge
• Blurry vision
• Sensitivity to light
HOW IS CORNEAL ULCER DIAGNOSED?
The presence of a corneal ulcer can be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist (and other medical caregivers) through an eye examination. The ophthalmologist will be able to detect an ulcer by using a special eye microscope known as a slit lamp. A drop containing the dye fluorescein, when placed in the eye, can make the ulcer easier to see. Scrapings of the ulcer may be sent to the laboratory for identification of bacteria, fungi, or viruses. Certain bacteria, such as a species of Pseudomonas, may cause a corneal ulcer which is rapidly progressive.
HOW IS CORNEAL ULCER TREATED?
Treatment for this includes antibiotic drops that should be religiously put into the eye. An eye patch may be given to prevent the infestation of bacteria and viruses into the wound. In rare cases is surgery required.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the ulcer takes place in the central part of the cornea, the treatment would take much longer. There is a chance that in such cases, you may have permanent damage to your vision too.