What is the treatment for corneal infections and corneal ulcers and how does it work?

In this post, Dr Judy Ku discusses what the treatments for corneal infections and ulcers are and how they work.

So what are the treatment options when you’ve been diagnosed with corneal infections or corneal ulcers?

It’s important to stop the immediate cause such as contact lenses. You must not wear contact lenses until it’s been approved by a specialist. It’s a good idea to bring in the contact lens case and the contact lens to the specialists. Sometimes we may take some samples from that in order to determine the right treatment for you by identifying the right bacteria.

We often take some samples and send them to laboratory, but we’ll start you on some eyedrops, which you will need to take quite frequently to start with, usually every half an hour to an hour. If it’s a very small ulcer, we’ll be able to manage that in the clinic. However, if the ulcer’s relatively big, we might send you to the hospital for more intensive treatment.

If you have any history of rosacea, it’s really important that you also have the lid margin treated. In certain cases, we might prescribe you some oral antibiotics as well.

We’d like to invite you to book a consultation with us.

It’s the only way that we can really assess the health of your eye and understand your condition and what we may need to do to get your eye health back to where it should be.

We look forward to meeting you so we can talk in person and discuss your condition in detail and get your eye health back on track.

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