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Are corneal ulcers are painful?

Are corneal ulcers are painful?

Generally so: These are focal deposits of growing bacteria on the surface of the cornea. The eye reacts strongly, gets very red and painful and usually is quite light sensitive. The vision almost always drops. Most come from contact lens wear problems. Remove your lens and see your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Why are corneal ulcers so painful?

Nerve irritation: The cornea is richly innervated with nerves of pain. An ulcer stimulates those nerves and a strong signal for pain is produced. Treatment is generally highly effective so 'honor' this pain by seeking help immediately. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a corneal ulcer?

What are the signs of a corneal ulcer?

Many: Redness, pain , photophobia, tearing, blurred vision, foreign body sensation. If you thinl you have a corneal ulcer, an exam is warranted asap to prevent permanent visual loss. ...Read more

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Medicines for corneal ulcer?

Medicines for corneal ulcer?

Corneal ulcer: Best if you could discuss this with you ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can I do about a corneal ulcer?

What can I do about a corneal ulcer?

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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a corneal ulcer to heal?

How long does it take for a corneal ulcer to heal?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What happens when you have contacts and a corneal ulcer?

What happens when you have contacts and a corneal ulcer?

Not good: A corneal ulcer is a patch of bacterial growth on the surface of the eye, most commonly underneath a contact lens which makes a terrific incubation chamber. If you suspect this, take out the lens and see your ophthalmologist right away as you will need antibiotics and follow up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: corneal ulcer?

Corneal infection.: A cornea ulcer refers to an infection on the cornea that can be due to bacteria, virus, or fungus. ...Read more

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How long does it take for the scratching to go away in cornea ulcer?

How long does it take for the scratching to go away in cornea ulcer?

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

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Yesterday I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer, how long does it take to heal?

Usually rapidly: Corneal ulcer, an infected spot on the cornea, is treated with antibiotics which penetrate directly into the infected spot. Response is rapid and most heal by 2-4 days. However, if the ulcer is near the center (fixation) there may be long term changes in the vision. Ask your ophthalmologist what you prognosis is for this possibility. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to wear contacts after I have been treated for corneal ulcers?

How long should I wait to wear contacts after I have been treated for corneal ulcers?

Depends: You need to ask you doctor. It depends if you completely healed and its safe for you to wear contacts. Typically cornea ulcer may takes more than a week to recover. You need to throw away all you used contacts, solutions and cases. ...Read more

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Can i wear contacts after having a corneal ulcer?

Yes, BUT: Only with the say-so of your cornea specialist. This is a very complicated issue and one that you should not pursue without sound advice of your particular situation. ...Read more

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Corneal neovascularization and ulcers, can you tell me more?

Corneal neovascularization and ulcers, can you tell me more?

Corneal: neovascularization can occur for a variety of reasons. Inflammation and ischemia are two of the most common causes. If neovascularization is associated with an ulcer, it needs to be determined if the ulcer is infectious or sterile as well. Your ophthalmologist can determine the cause and institute appropriate treatment with a slit-lamp (microscopic) exam of the cornea. ...Read more

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Is an indolent corneal ulcer associated with corneal scarring?

Is an indolent corneal ulcer associated with corneal scarring?

Yes: Hopefully you are under the care of an ophthalmologist for this problem. Scar formation is one of several serious consequences of having a corneal ulcer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to permanently lose my vision from a corneal ulcer?

Yes, but rare: If the organism causing the corneal ulcer is an aggressive bacteria, fungus, or protozoa, permanent corneal scarring can result. Even corneal perforation can take place with loss of an eye. These are serious infections and require ophthalmologic care. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of corneal ulcer among people who wear contacts?

What is the frequency of corneal ulcer among people who wear contacts?

Increased : The annual rate of corneal ulcers related to contact lens use is 0.04% (4/10, 000) with daily wear lenses, and 0.21% (21/10, 000) with extended wear lenses. If you sleep in our lenses, no matter what brand, you are at 40 times greater risk of serious corneal ulcer. Patient can get corneal barasion, feels like sand in the eye. Corneal ulcer usually feels the same but with more pain. ...Read more

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If your corneal ulcer just finished healing are you able to go back to contacts?

If your corneal ulcer just finished healing are you able to go back to contacts?

With advice: A corneal ulcer is a patch of bacterial growth on the surface of the eye, most commonly underneath a contact lens which makes a terrific incubation chamber. If you suspect this, take out the lens and see your ophthalmologist right away as you will need antibiotics and follow up. You can go back to contacts when it is healed; let your ophthalmologist tell you when that has occurred. ...Read more

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Why are corneal ulcers a risk of lasik? I want to get lasik but i'm worried about the risks of corneal ulcers. How dangerous are corneal ulcers, and why is it a risk after lasik? .

Why are corneal ulcers a risk of lasik? I want to get lasik but i'm worried about the risks of corneal ulcers. How dangerous are corneal ulcers, and why is it a risk after lasik?

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Lasik risks: lasik is an operation. The doctors are obliged to explain each and every possible complication.....Even if it only happened once in the 24 million patients..In my 16 years of dong Lasik on almost 10,000 patients, we have never had an infection.. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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