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how long will it take for my corneal ulcer to heal?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Several days: If the ulcer is being properly treated with antibiotics, then your ulcer should rapidly heal. Keep the contact lens out during this time. I assume you are being monitored by an ophthalmologist.
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Ulcer: Depends on type and extent. Is it fungal? Can take days to weeks.
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

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Variable: Usually after the ulcer has completely resurfaced ; all meds have been stopped. Refresh optive tears are helpful during this stage.
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