A 42-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for the scratching to go away in cornea ulcer?

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
Variable: Usually after the ulcer has completely resurfaced ; all meds have been stopped. Refresh optive tears are helpful during this stage.
Answered on Oct 31, 2013

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