A 34-year-old member asked:
why are corneal ulcers so painful?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Bensinger answered
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Nerve irritation: The cornea is richly innervated with nerves of pain. An ulcer stimulates those nerves and a strong signal for pain is produced. Treatment is generally highly effective so 'honor' this pain by seeking help immediately.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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