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Corneal Ulcer (cont.)

Medical Treatment

  • Your ophthalmologist will remove your contact lenses if you are wearing them.
  • Your ophthalmologist will generally not place a patch over your eye if he or she suspects that you have a bacterial infection. Patching creates a warm dark environment that allows bacterial growth.
  • Hospitalization may be required if the ulcer is severe.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/28/2014

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