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Corneal Ulcer (cont.)

Self-Care at Home

  • If you wear contact lenses, remove them immediately.
  • Apply cool compresses to the affected eye.
  • Do not touch or rub your eye with your fingers.
  • Limit spread of infection by washing your hands often and drying them with a clean towel.
  • Take over-the-counter pain medications, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin).
  • An early ophthalmologist assessment in necessary if a corneal ulcer is even suspected.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/28/2014

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