A 18-year-old female asked:
What causes an corneal ulcer for a contact wearer and are there other options besides seeing a doctor? i'm just using vigamox to reduce the redness.
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Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Ulcer: corneal ulcers can be sight threatening. It should not be self treated. Typically in a contact lens wearer, the lack of oxygenation of the cornea mixed with bacteria living on an overused contact spell trouble. Vigamox is a good antibiotic which can aid in ulcer reduction in some ulcers. However some types of pathogens are not responsive to Vigamox.
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