These ulcers can be very serious and must be evaluated and treated immediately.
What Is A Corneal ulcers?
A corneal ulcer is an infection in the cornea, the clear structure that covers the very front part of the eye. Symptoms of a corneal ulcer often include eye redness, pain, foreign body sensation, irritation, eyelid swelling, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, tearing, and mattering or discharge. If an ulcer is large enough, it may be visible to the naked eye as a white spot on the cornea.
Corneal ulcers can be very serious and must be evaluated and treated immediately, otherwise severe damage to the eye and even blindness may occur. Please call our office immediately if these symptoms are present. Contact our offices today about the causes, risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options for corneal ulcers.