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hello, how can i treat corneal ulceration?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology 35 years experience
Corneal ulcer: A corneal ulcer is an infection of the clear surface of the eye covering the iris. This can be a significant problem and should be managed closely by an ophthalmologist. Usually an ulcer is treated with aggressive antibiotic drops but you should follow whatever instructions you are given by your eye doctor.

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What are the differences between a venous stasis ulcer and an ischemic ulcer?

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Can I continue to wear contacts while I am healing from a corneal abrasion?

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Dr. David Kira
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No: An abrasion on the cornea is a site of potential infection so it's a good idea not to irritate the cornea further with a contact lens. Sometime we need to place a bandage contact lens for very large or recurrent abrasions but we follow the patient closely and add antibiotic drops. What for clearance from your ophthalmologist before going back to contacts.
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I have a corneal abrasion, what should I do?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can check eye: A very mild corneal abrasion can be cared for by a primary care doctor. If one's symptoms are worse than just mild, an ophthalmologist can evaluate and treat the abrasion. Generally, the doctor will prescribe some antibiotic eye drops to use for a couple of days, and the doctor may patch the eye so one won't move the eyeball around as much. Contact lens should not be worn until the eye is well.

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