Corneal Ulcer - Symptoms and Causes

Symptoms of corneal ulcer

The ocular cornea in front of the iris and pupil of ulcerations suffers easily.

Causes of corneal ulcer

The causes can be multiple ulcerations these:

  • Inflammation of the cornea (keratitis)
  • Nutritional deficit in the cornea
  • postoperative infections
  • herpes zoster
  • Acute or chronic infectious diseases
  • Trauma in the eyeball, etc.

Symptoms of corneal ulcer

Among the corneal ulcer symptoms regardless of the cause are:

  • Pain
  • Intolerance to light (photophobia)
  • Lacrimation intense.
  • If corneal ulceration is very shallow, the cornea loses its transparency. But if, on the contrary, is a deep ulcer, scar left after ie opaque non-transparent tissue that prevents proper vision.

Ulcer may occur that is so deep that there is a perforation of the cornea. This situation is very serious because it causes infection of the inner membranes of the eye and great impairment of visual function.

Rodens of corneal ulcer

The rodens ulcer of the cornea is a very rare disease. Ulceration begins in the periphery of the cornea and progresses slowly toward the center. Almost never reaches the corneal perforation or pus formation in the anterior chamber of the eye. The causes can be linked to nervous disorders or vascualares or microbial infections.

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