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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can i do about a corneal ulcer?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology 23 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 25 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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What are the signs of a corneal ulcer?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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