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Is the vision loss related to a corneal ulcer temporary?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Usually: The ulcer is a spot of bacterial growth on the cornea. They generally respond well to treatment is detected in time. However if the ulcer is in the center of the cornea (the visual axis) there may be effects on the vision from the residual scar.
Dr. William Dieck
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Not always: If the ulceration is in the center of the cornea ANS results in scarring, there may be apermanent reduction in best corected visual acuity.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Corneal ulcer, what is the chance of vision loss from this?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Depends: On many factors like the type of ulcer, where the ulcer is, etc. Corneal ulcers can be potentially blinding and should be treated preferably by a corneal specialist.

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