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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 (Definition)

A corneal ulcer is usually a spot of infection on the surface of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye.). Most commonly it occurs as a painful irritation under a contact lens, and the eye will usually be reddened. If this occurs, remove the contact lens and see ...Read more


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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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What is the definition or description of: Corneal ulceration?

What is the definition or description of: Corneal ulceration?

Corneal infection: A corneal ulcer is usually a spot of infection on the surface of the cornea (the clear window at the front of the eye.). Most commonly it occurs as a painful irritation under a contact lens, and the eye will usually be reddened. If this occurs, remove the contact lens and see an ophthalmologist right away. ...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

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

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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Hello, my son is 13 months now, he have developed lately eye infection that have cornea ulceration? Dr gave him ofloxan and multivitamin please help

Hello, my son is 13 months now, he have developed lately eye infection that have cornea ulceration? Dr gave him ofloxan and multivitamin please help

Eye specialist: Take him to an ophthalmologist, who specializes in eye conditions, including infections. He will have most current means of treating such conditions. If you can locate a pediatric ophthalmologist, that would be even better. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for foot ulceration?

What is the treatment for foot ulceration?

Offloading...: Hello, Treatment of foot ulcerations should start by obtaining the cause of the ulceration to help prevent reoccurrence. To help close the ulcer one needs to offload (eliminate pressure), removal of devitalized tissue, maintain blood supply to area, and prevent infection. ...Read more

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My father has recurrent digital ulceration because of crest? Is it calcinosis or raynaud's? What is the treatment to reduce pain and recurrence? Help

My father has recurrent digital ulceration because of crest? Is it calcinosis or raynaud's? What is the treatment to reduce pain and recurrence? Help

Raynaud's / CCB: You need to see your rheumatologist. I suspect they are the ones' who diagnosed the crest syndrome. Suspect you are describing advanced raynauds. He will need treatment with a calcium channel blocker and perhaps and additional vasodilator. ...Read more

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It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis. The treatment for glossitis never worked. I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

It's been a month since I have an ulceration on my tongue, that was diagnosed with glossitis. The treatment for glossitis never worked. I posted some photos of the ulceration. Please tell me what it is.

Glossitis: Glossitis is a wastebasket term in that any tissue may have an "itis" (or inflammation as this ending implies) associated with it. In this case, it can be infectious, traumatic, chemical, immune system, or neoplastic. You need a skilled examination by a provider who sees tongue abnormalities on a daily basis--an oral surgeon--to plan a course of action. Despite any photos, biopsy may be indicated. ...Read more

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What is the home remedy for venus ulcers other than compression because with only that, it is not curing? Can you also tell which kind of dressing to be done?

What is the home remedy for venus ulcers other than compression because with only that, it is not curing? Can you also tell which kind of dressing to be done?

Feet up: Sometimes compression can't be done especially if you also have severe pad. The next most important thing to do is keep your feet up above your heart as much as possible. Then absorb as much drainage as you can. Protect unopened skin from the drainage with barrier cream. A wound specialist can help figure this combination out. ...Read more

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Any home remedy to treat mouth painful ulcers or any medication?

Any home remedy to treat mouth painful ulcers or any medication?

Many: Applying licorice root is proven to relieve pain and help canker sores to heal more quickly. There are lozenges made of licorice available. Other common home remedies include apple cider vinegar and baking soda. For reports on many home remedies from those who have tried them see http://www. Earthclinic. Com/mobile/cures/canker_sores. Html ...Read more

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I get ulcers under my tongue about once a month. No home remedy or OTC med helps, goes away after a week but so painful. What can I do to treat it?

Ulcers: Probably aphthous ulcers, but there are many other types of ulcers. Next time you get one see your Dentist to have the ulcer examined. He/she can then prescribe the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for itching cause by foot ulcers?

What's a good home remedy for itching cause by foot ulcers?

Rest: If you have an ulcer to your foot, you should try to stay off of the area/ulcer as much as possible. For the itching itself, try some lanocaine, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Remember that itching can be a sign of healing. If unsure, contact your physician. ...Read more

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I am getting upper abdomen pain. Its coming and going after sometime. Why? Is there home treatment for ulcers?

Upper abdominal pain: Upper abdominal pain isn't always due to ulcers. There are other causes of upper abdominal pain that need to be considered. I suggest you consult with a clinician for a full evaluation, physical examination, and proper assessment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Any home remedy for a scratched cornea?

Any home remedy for a scratched cornea?

Saline & Patch: You can use Normal Saline eye drops (not visine) and cover the eye to llimit the use. If it is still painful in the morning, see your doctor. ...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

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