Last Updated on Sep 26, 2014

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.


aayush Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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 Thursday, June 11, 2009


ABHASSINHA Friday, August 21, 2015

yes, because post healing if it leaves a scar the eye is blind

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