Corneal ulcer treatments
If you experience any of these symptoms listed above, you should visit your optician, GP, or an eye casualty department as soon as possible for advice and treatment.
Treatment for corneal ulcers will usually be with intensive medicated eye drops to treat the bacterial or viral causes. If you are a contact lens wearer, you should take your lenses and case with you when you seek advice or treatment as this will help identify what type of bacteria is causing the eye ulcer. Only once you have been given the all clear, should fresh contact lenses be worn again. It is also a good idea to avoid wearing eye make-up or touching the eye unnecessarily during the treatment period.
If you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s important that you look after your lenses by cleaning them properly, replacing the case regularly, and making sure that you don’t exceed the recommended wearing time. This will help to reduce the chance of you getting a corneal ulcer. See our helpful tips for looking after your lenses.
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