Corneal Ulcer

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Diagnosis of Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer is detected with the help of slit lamp examination.

An ophthalmologist uses the following diagnostic tests to detect corneal ulcer-

► Slit lamp examination- Using this special eye microscope, the doctor can see the corneal ulcer. An eye-drop containing the dye fluorescein makes the ulcer easier to see.

► Biopsy- Samples of the ulcer (biopsy) are sent to the laboratory for identification if an infection is suspected to be the cause of the ulcer.

► Blood tests- Blood tests may be indicated to check for inflammatory disorders that could contribute to the development of corneal ulcer.

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i have been suffering from corneal ulcer from last 5 days, eyes have been tremendously red with multiple ulcers surrounding pupil, pain on inner side. kindly suggest immediate treatment

tobaemmanuel

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