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What is a corneal ulceration?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology 22 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 22 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.
Last updated Apr 23, 2016
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