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
- 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.
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