Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Why Do You Have Sore Eyes ?

Corneal Ulcer (also called ulcerative keratitis) can be termed as an inflammation or an infection that have affected the cornea of our eye. Corneal ulcer must be considered as a vital threat as it can even lead to loss of vision.

The factor which leads to the development of corneal ulcer are chemical burns, and corneal exposure, misuse of a contact lens, disorders that cause dry eyes. Also, the children who have vitamin A deficiency are more prone to have cornea ulcer.

Usually seen symptoms of cornea ulcer involves excessive tearing of the infected eye, sore in eye, eyelids get swollen, appearance of white spots on cornea, most common symptom is sensitivity to light.

The most usually test to diagnose the corneal ulcer is a fluorescein eye stain, when this stain is placed in the eye the ulcers can be easily seen. if doctor spots an ulcer on your cornea, further investigation will be carried out to find out the root cause. Doctor may determine the cause by numbing your eye with eye drops and then gently scraping the ulcer to obtain a sample.

cornea ulcer can lead to various other problems mostly like chronic corneal inflammation, open sores on your cornea, can affect vision temporarily or even permanently, or even lead to blindness.

As the causes for cornea differ the treatments also differ. Once doctor discovers the cause of the corneal ulcer he/she may prescribe antibiotic or antiviral eye drops if the corneal ulcer is caused by bacteria. Corneal transplant procedure may be needed in severe cases.

It depends on treatments, a fully successful treatment can heal cornea ulcer in about 2 or 3 weeks. But still, treatments might continue on to reduce the risks of scarring on the cornea.

Neera Eye Center is a comprehensive eye health facility in Delhi. It is one of the leading eye centers in the country, offering state-of-the-art modern diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitative services in ophthalmology.
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