A corneal ulcer is an area of tissue disruption often extending deep into the corneal structure. In most cases, corneal ulcers result from bacterial infection. Pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision and tearing are common symptoms of these lesions.
All types of corneal ulcers are serious, sight threatening lesions that require aggressive treatment and careful monitoring. Treatment usually includes special antibiotics, and often, anti-inflammatory medications. Scarring to the cornea may result despite treatment. Frequent examination will be necessary until the ulcer is completely healed. Pay close attention to my outlined treatment plan, and if contact lenses are worn, they must be discontinued until permission is given.