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What causes an corneal ulcer for a contact wearer and are there other options besides seeing a doctor? I'm just using vigamox to reduce the redness.

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Dr. Todd Daynes
Ophthalmology

In brief: Ulcer

corneal ulcers can be sight threatening.
It should not be self treated. Typically in a contact lens wearer, the lack of oxygenation of the cornea mixed with bacteria living on an overused contact spell trouble. Vigamox is a good antibiotic which can aid in ulcer reduction in some ulcers. However some types of pathogens are not responsive to Vigamox.

In brief: Ulcer

corneal ulcers can be sight threatening.
It should not be self treated. Typically in a contact lens wearer, the lack of oxygenation of the cornea mixed with bacteria living on an overused contact spell trouble. Vigamox is a good antibiotic which can aid in ulcer reduction in some ulcers. However some types of pathogens are not responsive to Vigamox.
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