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What is a corneal ulceration?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Clement Cheng
Dr. Clement Cheng
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Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Ophthalmology

In brief: An infection

A corneal ulcer is an infection on the surface of the eye.
It is usually treated with antibiotics. If severe the ulcer can lead to scarring and reduced vision.

In brief: An infection

A corneal ulcer is an infection on the surface of the eye.
It is usually treated with antibiotics. If severe the ulcer can lead to scarring and reduced vision.
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
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