Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer occurs when the front, clear covering of the eye gets an infection.

Symptoms of a corneal ulcer include:

  • Redness of the eye
  • A white spot on the cornea may be seen
  • Blurred vision
  • Tearing
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Pain in the eye
  • Sensitivity to regular light

One of the biggest risks of getting a corneal ulcer is contact lens usage, especially sleeping in the contact lenses.

© American Academy of Ophthalmology

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