A 29-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for a corneal ulcer to heal?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Few days-wk: If it is a traumatic ulcer from direct trauma 2 the cornea and not infective, i would add tobramycin/stearoid oint and patch over nite. Then tobra/stearoid 4-5x/day. Oint and patch @ nite. Continue untill gone, stop patch when feels good but oint @ nite. B sure to have opthalmology look at it before rx his/her rx may be different than mine.
Answered on Mar 22, 2017

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