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What is an "ulcerated cornea"? does it involve surgery

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What is an "ulcerated cornea"?

does it involve surgery?

Thank you for your question,

I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you.

Corneal ulcer is an erosion in the transparent part of the front of the eye.

It is often caused by infection, sometimes from trauma & other causes.

The treatment depends on the precise cause.

Antibiotic drop as has been prescribed for you will treat the infection of bacteria.

Viral infection can also cause it.

Corneal ulcer needs to be treated urgently & carefully.

Otherwise it can cause scarring, vision difficulties.

Surgery is not always required.

Mild or shallow ulcers can heal with medical treatment.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Best wishes.
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