A 36-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me how long does it take to recover from a corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis)?

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Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Days to weeks: The recovery period depends on the type of bacteria, time of diagnosis and appropriateness of treatment. Routine corneal ulcers, diagnosed within the first two days usually clear up in 7-10 days. Some corneal ulcers can take weeks, and rarely months to heal.
Answered on Aug 30, 2014

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