Corneal Ulcer


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Comment from: Sandy Kay, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 21

In June my right eye turned red and started hurting. The following day I went to my optometrist who, after examining me got me in for an emergency visit to an ophthalmologist. He gave me Vigamox eye drops to use every hour, for my corneal ulcer. I was even told to set my alarm and wake up at night and put them in. The next afternoon I returned to his office with partial blindness, only able to make out a vague shadow. He then gave me tobramycin and vancomycin eye drops to be used along with the Vigamox every hour on the hour. I returned the next day no better but was told to continue the drops. He incorporated steroid drops for a few days during treatment then stopped these. It is now February and the pain is gone but I still have not regained my sight. I still see like looking through a dusty window. Some days are clearer but I never have regained my sight back as it was. On some days I can read a very large letter, some days I can't see it. It has been a horrifying experience and they are saying corneal transplant. I had hoped it would heal enough to avoid this as I already have a problem with my right eye from an 'overcut' done when I had my eyelids done 11 years ago. The doctor told me that when most people come in that they are put on antibiotic drops and are usually better in a week or two but that I had the monster of monsters. Good luck to you all. Take care of your eyes.

Comment from: Irene from T.O., 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I had my eyelids done about 24 years ago. The doctor really messed up my eye. He cut so much skin, it does not close completely. I was having extreme pain in the eye for about 4 days before I went to see an ophthalmologist. She immediately removed my corneal ulcer with a laser. When I asked, 'what do I do about the pain,' she told me 'live with it.' I had a very bad experience. I did not know I was even having ulcer removed until it was all done. I felt no pain by the procedure. Pain came after. Three days later I practically begged for something to help with the pain. She gave me Tylenol 3 with codeine. I suffered dearly for about a week. By the way, she never saw my chart. I told her assistant I was allergic to codeine. I've been very unlucky in this respect. I could tell you more about her horrible treatment, but you get my drift.

Comment from: nedley5, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 21

I went swimming in a lake one afternoon, and by that night my eye was red, painful, tearing, and hurt with light. I went to the eye doctor and an ulcer was found on my cornea. It turned out to be a bacterial infection that probably found its way in while swimming. The doctor prescribed Vigamox at one drop every hour until the next day and at the next visit was 90% closed. He is adding a steroid drop now to accelerate healing and relieve the pain and itching and the feeling that something is in my eye. If something like this, happens to you, go to the doctor right away!

Comment from: Sincerity4two, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 01

Don't delay. When you have bacteria in your eye, every hour counts. My treatment is Zymaxid eye drops every two hours and prednisolone drops every four hours. Don’t let some dummy tell you that you have pink eye. You only have two eye with which to see the world. Take care of them.


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