Corneal Ulcer - Treatment

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Published: August 24

Had bad encounter with mascara applicator. I went to ophthalmologist 4 days later after much pain. Said I had ulcerated and infected cornea. Gave me ZYMAXID (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%) to use every hour that I'm awake for three days. Also BROMDAY (bromfenac ophthalmic solution 0.09%) to use one drop per day for pain. Also Tylenol with codeine for pain. He is checking my eye every other day to ensure it is getting better, not worse. The drops have helped tremendously with the pain. Would advise if you have discomfort/pain get to the Dr. Mine said it was good I went in when I did as it just would have gotten worse. Also to continue drops until he tells me to quit-- even after pain is alleviated, the infection is still there- may take 2 to 3 weeks to clear up..

Published: July 09

I suffered from a corneal ulcer for a week before going to the doctor. The first two days were horrible. I took my contacts out immediately. My eyelid was swollen and my eye was red, and was constantly watering. I could see a white spot on my iris. When I looked at any light source, it felt as though a knife was being inserted into my eye. Day three felt better, but I was still sensitive to light and the swelling was gone. Day four, I felt even better than the day before but it was still watering. The pain was almost gone. Day 5, I went to the eye doctor and received a course of antibiotic eye drops..