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what can i do about a corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
Ulcer: You will need at least one potent antibiotic eyedrop to treat this. Stop wearing your contacts until this heals. See your eye doctor daily until better.
Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Very serious!: Corneal ulcers are very serious and can cause devastating loss of vision! it must be treated aggressively and seriously. Fortunately most do well, but mistakes are unforgiving! see an ophthalmologist and follow the directions biblically!

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Diagnosis, antibioti: Most corneal ulcers come about from overwear or abuse of contact lenses. Treatment is to first see an ophthalmologist and get the condtion diagnoses ( remove your contacts whenever the eye gets red or painful). You will be started on antibiotics to treat the infection and allow healing. Most do well but a few have rare infections that require more invasive treatment.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of a corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Pain, redness,: Corneal ulcer is a growth of bacteria on the surface of the cornea, most commonly due to problems with contact lenses. The eye gets red, painful, light sensitive, with discharge and the vision is commonly affected. If you have a magnifying mirror you can probably see a white spot on the cornea. Remove the contact and see an ophthalmologist as soon as you can arrange.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Joseph Selem
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Corneal infection.: A cornea ulcer refers to an infection on the cornea that can be due to bacteria, virus, or fungus.
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A 29-year-old female asked:

Medicines for corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Pankaj Desai
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Corneal ulcer: Best if you could discuss this with you ophthalmologist.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can i wear contacts after having a corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Cause of ulcer?: Yes, but, if corneal ulcer was caused by wearing contact lenses, then extreme caution and supervision by your eye md is essential so as to avoid future problems. Some individuals may never be able to comfortably wear contact lenses and complications can result if they are continued. The advise of your eye md is necessary. Good luck.

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