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corneal ulcer, what is the chance of vision loss from this?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
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Depends: On many factors like the type of ulcer, where the ulcer is, etc. Corneal ulcers can be potentially blinding and should be treated preferably by a corneal specialist.

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