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what is a corneal ulceration?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
A serious problem: A corneal ulceration refers to the cornea surface (clear tissue in front of pupil) breaking down through inflammation or infection. More common are corneal ulcerations secondary to infections (bacteria, fungus, etc) which are related to contact lenses or trauma. These infections require immediate evaluation with an ophthalmologist for strong topical antibiotics.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
An infection: A corneal ulcer is an infection on the surface of the eye. It is usually treated with antibiotics. If severe the ulcer can lead to scarring and reduced vision.

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Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

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What is the definition or description of: Corneal ulceration?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Corneal infection: A corneal ulcer is usually a spot of infection on the surface of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye.). Most commonly it occurs as a painful irritation under a contact lens, and the eye will usually be reddened. If this occurs, remove the contact lens and see an ophthalmologist right away.

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