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Dr. Erich Groos
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Corneal Ulceration (Overview)

Corneal ulceration are any damage or sores seen on the cornea, which is the clear tissue that covers the pupil.


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What is a corneal ulceration?

What is a corneal ulceration?

A serious problem: A corneal ulceration refers to the cornea surface (clear tissue in front of pupil) breaking down through inflammation or infection. More common are corneal ulcerations secondary to infections (bacteria, fungus, etc) which are related to contact lenses or trauma. These infections require immediate evaluation with an ophthalmologist for strong topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Dr. Erich Groos
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Corneal Ulceration (Overview)

Corneal ulceration are any damage or sores seen on the cornea, which is the clear tissue that covers the pupil.


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Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

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. ...Read more

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How come heat application in corneal ulceration bring more antibiotics to the region?

Not likely: Heat application is used in many regions of the body, even the eyelids, to help combat infection. The body in fact does this by developing fever when infected. But the cornea has no blood vessels, and the antibiotics that reach it depend upon the strength and frequency of application of prescribed antibiotics for treatment. ...Read more

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What is a corneal ulceration?

A serious problem: A corneal ulceration refers to the cornea surface (clear tissue in front of pupil) breaking down through inflammation or infection. More common are corneal ulcerations secondary to infections (bacteria, fungus, etc) which are related to contact lenses or trauma. These infections require immediate evaluation with an ophthalmologist for strong topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hello, how can I treat corneal ulceration?

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. ...Read more

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What causes more antibiotics to come to the region of a corneal ulceration when heat is applied?

What causes more antibiotics to come to the region of a corneal ulceration when heat is applied?

Blood flow: The only thing i can think of is that heat will cause vasodilation, which would be a bit more blood and thus systemic antibiotics to the site. This would have no effect on topical antibiotics, however. ...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


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