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Ulcer On White Of Eye
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
Many: There are ulcers of the cornea, ulcers of the conjunctiva, ulcers of the lids. Re-ask or re-phrase your question or condition. Any of them may be very serious and if concerned, see eye care professional promptly. Sorry, don't want to give you an ulcer but we are not seeing clearly or eye to eye on your question! ...Read more
I got corneal ulcers in both my eyes from lenses. Is this condition 100% curable? And will I be able to wear lenses again?!
Variable results: Corneal ulcers can occur from infections or sensitivity to lenses. Sleeping in contacts or not changing the case or solution increases the risk of corneal ulcers. Depending on how bad and where the ulcer is in your cornea, scarring could result which could alter your vision. You could try using ClearCare contact lens cleaning solution. LASIK could be a better solution if you are a candidate. ...Read more
No: Please avoid contact lenses when you have an ulcer. You need to ask your eye doc for resuming your contact. ...Read more
Several things..: It depends where they are. Corneal ulcers are caused most commonly by contact lens overwear and eyelid inflammation, but can also be due to certain autoimmune diseases. Ulcers on the conjunctiva/sclera (white part) are usually signs of a more serious systemic (whole-body) disease. In any case, if you suspect you have one, you should see an eye md (ophthalmologist) asap! ...Read more
Few stys in my eye 3 weeks ago. I still have one in inside lower corner on lash line. Also ulcer lower inside lid.
Seek Help: A stye is usually from inflammation of an eyelash follicle or a lid-margin tear duct. These can usually be treated simply with warm compresses. When this doesn't work and/or you continue to have them you should see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause of the recurrence and/or more aggressive/invasive treatment. With recurrent lesions there is always the fear of secondary infection. ...Read more
Hi I had an eye ulcer last month which thankfully has healed but I am still sensitive to bright fluorescent lights. Would this be normal? Thank you
Yes, your eye: Could be sensitive for several months. Wear sunglasses to protect it if at all possible. ...Read more
Does having keratitis once make you more likely to get it again? I had a really bad case of keratitis, with corneal ulcers. Do I need to be extra careful with my eyes to be sure I don't get it again? .
To short answer is a definite "yes."
as has been pointed out above, "keratitis" is a rare condition when one looks at the entire population. There are many forms and many causes. A there is typically a "trigger" that can be identified by your eye care professional. Sometimes this trigger may be present forever making recurrence likely (herpes simplex infection / rosacea keratitis). Sometimes the trigger may be easy to control and stop (contact lens wear).
Therefore, if it is a factor caused about by your activity (ie contact lens wear), experience tells me you are likely to get it again if you continue with contact lens use. If a patient experiences cornea scaring and vision loss due to contact lens use, I typically recommend an alternative vision correction method. Another episode of infection or inflammation is very likely to lead to more vision loss - in general we should do everything to control preventable forms of vision loss. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, if treated and not severe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi, for months now I have had constant aching kneck. Eyes are really tender, have headaches, and sometimes ulcers?
See doctor: The symptoms you've mentioner are robbing you of feeling your best, and having the best health possible. So it's time to see your doctor, and see what s/he has to say in treating you, that will bring relief of your symptoms. You do not want to have an ulcer festering. That can lead to other things, that will not make you feel healthier, or stronger.. ...Read more
I just found out I have an eye ulcer on saturday what's the longest I should wait to see a eye specialist and im paying cash how much would it cost?
Don't wait: A corneal ulcer can cause permanent damage to your cornea. It can lead to more serious infection if left untreated. It can cause permanent vision loss, and more expensive cornea transplant surgery. It will likely require multiple visit to a qualified Eye MD. You can find one by searching at AAO. Org. Many doctors will have a different fee for cash paying patients. Do not delay ...Read more
I have corneal ulcer in my left eye and my vision is a bit blurry. It's being treated. Will my sight return to normal?!?!? TERRIFIED
Likely normal: Corneal ulcers respond well to topical antibiotics. Most are due to contact lens misuse - so be careful in the future. The only risk you face is if the ulcer is dead center on the cornea in which case the scar remaining after treatment will cause some degree of visual distortion. Discuss this with you ophthalmologist who you should be seeing for a corneal ulcer. ...Read more
I currently have a corneal ulcer. I would like to know how long will it take to heal? And when will the white spot on my eye disappear?
Patience: Use your antibiotics faithfully, DON'T patch your eye closed, follow up with your Ophthalmologist as scheduled, or sooner if your symptoms worsen. Sometimes an ulcer can leave a permanent scar. It depends on the severity of the ulcer, and the type of organism that caused it. ...Read more
Couple of v.small ulcers on inner lower eyelids - one on each side: dry eyes + grittiness. Similar to discomfort and ulcer-like near my anus... :- (?
Would be important: To have these areas examined and possibly cultured/biopsied for search of diagnosis. You may need to see a specialist for this ...Read more
I had an eye ulcer in Feb that has me blind in right eye I was admitted to Barnes for two weeksthey tried vanc drops vigamox atropene tobrimyocin etc every hour I used it until it was gone but they wanted to readmit me so 100 more people can have a look s
Other infections: You have picked a fine place for treatment at Barnes. They clearly are thinking that Vigamox and Tobramycin, which are terrific anti-infectives, have failed to stop your infection. Other possibilities are Herpes of the eye and fungal or amoebic infection which they will certainly look for in further analysis. Since they suggest re-admission, I would go for it. ...Read more
I have a very bad eye ulcers in both eyes sun light hurts, them, and, it was gettting worse the pain and vison, I went to denver co for marijuana trea?
Eye ulcers?: If you have eye issues you better get to your doctor right away. This is serious business and you better get checked ...Read more
Two yrs ago I started to develop a cloudy blue film on my eye also two bumps. Anyclue about blue stuff? Mydr guessed inflammation from eye prob. Trauma but not much else explaining, why would I have ulcers and cloudy film on an eye I don't see from at all?
Band keratopathy: This sounds like a deposit of fibrous and elastic tissue interwoven with calcium which can develop as a band across the middle of the cornea generally in eyes that have an inflammatory history and frequently in eyes with no vision. If this gets unsightly, or uncomfortable it can be removed by your ophthalmologist but will have a tendency to recur. ...Read more
My daughter has had red eyes on and off for 4 years. 6 months ago she developed a phlectenular corneal ulcer. What is going on?
Could be severe dry eye and / or auto immune disease,
a medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more
Does optive lubricant eye drops safe to use as an eye drops while wearing contact lens again after had been healed from a corneal ulcer.
Probably: If the blurriness and discoloration are new and due to the ulcer, than treatment of the ulcer will clear things up. The only cautionary note is if the ulcer is dead center on the eye, in which case the scar after healing will distort the vision. You need to be seeing an ophthalmologist for a corneal ulcer. ...Read more
I'm being treated for corneal ulcers. Been feeling nauseated and run down. Is this a normal symptom? Only using antibiotic eye drops.
No: You should discuss this with your primary care doctor. It is not likely related to the treatment of your corneal ulcers. ...Read more
1 month since eye ulcer, dr found scar but everything else is fine. Now get pain like a bruise and pressure at end of every day and puffs up why?
Eye ulcer: If you originally had a significant corneal ulcer, then this can also affect the tissues surrounding your eye. Even after the ulcer was treated, you may have some residual inflammatory changes of the eyelids and soft tissue in the eye socket. This can cause some bruising and pressure sensation that you are describing. This should gradually get better. ...Read more
Told yesterday I have corneal ulcer from contacts. Tiny white spot not on iris. Treating with drops. Now have stye on same eye on bottom lid. Worry?
Ulcer is serious: A corneal ulcer can be a potentially sight-threatening problem and should be considered as a serious eye infection. Stop the contact lenses and follow your Eye M.D.'s treatment recommendations exactly. The stye is pretty much self-limited, and will be effectively treated with the antibiotic drops you are most likely using for the corneal ulcer. Also do hot compresses to the lids four times a day. ...Read more
I am suffering from corneal ulcer in the right eye from 11 August 2017 and the eyesight of the right eye is 6/18 today. ...doctor said the ulcer has h?
Question cut off: Please resubmit and include a specific question. ...Read more
I was prescribed proparacaine for severe eye pain due to a corneal ulcer. How long should it be used for? Seven days seems too long
Corneal ulcer: Seven days is not too long as long as you still have pain. Try extending the periods between putting in the drops. That will determine how you are improving ...Read more