Corneal Ulcer Overview
A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea, the clear structure overlying the iris, which is the colored part of your eye.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/28/2014
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This type of corneal ulcer is usually associated with a connective tissue disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), Sjögren syndrome, Mooren ulcer, or a systemic vasculitic disorder (eg, systemic lupus erythematosus [SLE], Wegener granulomatosis, polyarteritis nodosa).