Corneal Ulcer


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Comment from: Christina, 35-44 (Patient) Published: October 08

I had a corneal ulcer, I got prescribed pink eye medicine and lost my vision. I ended up getting a cornea transplant and again they gave me pink eye medicine and it has now failed. I honestly believe that pink eye medicine shouldn't go on an ulcer or after a cornea transplant.

Comment from: PMD, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

I had gone through a Lasik surgery for both eyes about 8 years back. It happened after a written exam. I had strained my eyes for about one month. My right eye started with an irritation and I thought there was some discharge inside my eye and I washed with fresh water (I should not have washed with fresh water). Then the irritation increased. I went to a doctor and she discovered and told me it was serious and that I could go blind. As per the doctor I was suffering from corneal ulcer and infection. The doctor prescribed Vigamox, Gentacil, Refresh Tears and Cyclogyl drops every two hours with two minutes gap between each drop around the clock for 3 weeks (day and night). An eye ointment (Gatifloxacin eye ointment) was given to be applied twice daily for 3 weeks. Then after 3 weeks the doctor omitted Cyclogyl and reduced the frequency of applying down to 3 times daily. The doctor started the steroids (FML drops) 2 times in the beginning and increased to 3 times after about a week. Now I am improving but the white spot is still visible on the cornea and vision has not been restored yet. The doctor increased FML drops from 2 to 3 times daily and eye ointment was reduced to night time only. I could not see sunlight even with sun glasses till last week (4th week).

Comment from: Latifat o., 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 04

My brother started having eye pain a month now, he went to the hospital and doctor gave him steroid drops. After 2 weeks, the pain is now strong, my brother went back to the hospital and asked the doctor to give him transfer to the eye clinic. On getting there, they told us that it is corneal ulcer caused by the steroid. Now there is white part that has already formed scar and he cannot eve see anything now except light. But 2 weeks ago he could see shadow but now he cannot see anything. In that eye clinic they have given him medicines (Augmentin, Diamox, aceclofenac, Flagyl, timolol drops, ofloxacin drops) presently.

Comment from: Love4jazz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

Recently I got hit in the eye by a rock while weeding without safety glasses. Now I have an ulcer on eye. I am using antibiotics and seeing doctor every day. Eye has been closed for a week, and I am trying to open some but doctor says that it's swollen and really infected.

Comment from: Patti, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

This infection came on fast. I had been sleeping with my contacts in (as directions said). I had a slight irritation under the contact lens, took it out, and woke up with red swollen painful eye. I had 8 hours to ride back to our town, went to the emergency room where they gave me a tube of ointment. That was a Friday night, by Monday my eyeball was bulging from my face, I saw only white from that eye, and was scared to death. My ophthalmologist was alarmed and subscribed 2 antibiotics rotating each eye every hour. It took 2 weeks before I could stop seeing him daily, But 3 weeks later I see him once a week and medications are down to 6 times a day. Not sure of damage, eyesight is much better but nowhere near what it was. Doctor said it could be 6 months before we know what kind of scar tissue from the corneal ulcer will be permanent. No more contacts for me.


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