Antibiotic eye drops and pain relief medicines are used
for treating corneal ulcers. Surgery is required in some cases.
of corneal ulcers and infections depends upon the cause. A corneal ulcer should
be treated as soon as possible to prevent further injury to the cornea.
ulcers require aggressive treatment. In some cases, antibiotic eye drops
are used every 15 minutes.
may be required if the
ulcer is severe. Oral pain medications will be prescribed to control the pain.
Pain can also be controlled with special eye drops that keep the pupil dilated.
- In severely
damaged cornea, a corneal transplant may be the only option.