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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more


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How to treat oral ulcers caused by marijuana use?

How to treat oral ulcers caused by marijuana use?

Best: The best way to treat ulcers is to avoid the stimulating factor. Otherwise take lysine, vitamin k and a bcomplex vitamin. ...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 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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Can lasik cause cornea ulcers?

Can lasik cause cornea ulcers?

Rarely: It is possible to get an infection in the cornea as a result of lasik surgery. It is a very rare event however. Great care is taken to prevent this from happening with the use of antibiotic drops and antiseptic surgical technique. ...Read more

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I'm sure I have a corneal ulcer. Should I go to the er?

I'm sure I have a corneal ulcer. Should I go to the er?

Probably: Most corneal ulcers occur underneath an overused contact lens. You need this treated as soon as possible and this can be started in an emergency room. All ophthalmologists will see a patient with a new, red eye the same day so if this is a weekday, go there immediately. ...Read more

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Is the vision loss related to a corneal ulcer temporary?

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. ...Read more

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What's the difference between corneal abrasion vs ulcer?

What's the difference between corneal abrasion vs ulcer?

Surface vs infection: Usually a corneal abrasion is just a scrape on the surface layer of the cornea. These tend to heal and are self limited depending on size. A corneal ulcer is secondary to inflammation or infection and causes thinning and destruction of the corneal tissue. An ulcer is more serious and potentially vision threatening. ...Read more

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Can I wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was healed?

Can I wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was healed?

Yes: You can if they are new, the correct fit, and you have been examined by your eye doctor. It may be possible the ulcer left damage to the cornea and you will not be able to wear them. It is possible the contacts led to the ulcer, make sure they are the proper fit, you are taking care of them as instructed and do not sleep in them. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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What is best to treat an ulcer in cornea after conjunctivitis?

What is best to treat an ulcer in cornea after conjunctivitis?

Antibiotic drops: Ulcers can be very serious and cause vision loss. They often require hourly antibiotic drops for treatment, the best initial step is to see an ophthalmologist immediately if you are having eye pain or red eye. An ulcer may need to be cultured to make sure the antibiotic treatment is correct.

Any contact lens wear should be discontinued immedieately. ...Read more

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Is it ok to perform lasik even if with history of corneal ulcer?

Is it ok to perform lasik even if with history of corneal ulcer?

Depends: If you have a healed small peripheral corneal ulcer that is well healed yes. But if the scar is where the flap is made and is involved more than 75 microns of superficial cornea then most surgeon prefer to do prk so the flap does not become irregular or button holed. That is true even with femtosecond laser flap maker. ...Read more

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How common is corneal ulcer among people who wear soft contacts?

How common is corneal ulcer among people who wear soft contacts?

Rare, but it occurs: A corneal ulcer in soft contact wearers is rare, however it can occur. The risk factors are poor hygiene, swimming, and sleeping in contacts. ...Read more

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Can I wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was totally healed?

Can I wear contact lenses when my corneal ulcer was totally healed?

Yes: As long as the surface of the cornea (epithelium) is healed, and you have finished your treatment, contact wear is fine. ...Read more

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Are oral corticosteroids used as a common treatment for corneal ulcers?

Oral steroids: Due to possible systemic side effects and other available therapies, oral steroids are not commonly used in the treatment of infectious corneal ulcers. If the corneal ulcer is inflammatory in nature, oral steroids are commonly utilized. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to recover from a corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis)?

How much time does it take to recover from a corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis)?

Varies: Based on the microbe causing the ulcer, the size, the location and depth of involvement. The range is days to several months. Also, recovery of what aspect? Treating the ulcer can be considered recovery, but if left over scar is in the center of your the cornea, the vision doesn't necessarily recover. Too many variables, best to discuss with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Are there any after effects of a corneal ulcer? Can I wear contacts again after it heals?

Can be a problem: If the ulcer is treated properly it should heal nicely. The only long term effects come about if the ulcer was dead center in which case the vision will be disturbed. If off to the side, then you should have no problems. You can wear contact lenses after healing but keep to the cleaning and replacement schedule to prevent ulcer formation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long does it take to recover from a corneal ulcer (ulcerative keratitis)?

Days to weeks: The recovery period depends on the type of bacteria, time of diagnosis and appropriateness of treatment. Routine corneal ulcers, diagnosed within the first two days usually clear up in 7-10 days. Some corneal ulcers can take weeks, and rarely months to heal. ...Read more

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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


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more