Corneal Ulcer

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What was the treatment for your corneal ulcer? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Tracee, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 08

It has been more than four months since I have been on medication for my corneal ulcer, and I still see no improvement. I have used ophthalmic suspension of oxytetracycline - hydrocortisone and chlorhydrate de tetracycline 1 percent.

Comment from: OmahaGal, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 24

Had bad encounter with mascara applicator. I went to ophthalmologist 4 days later after much pain. Said I had ulcerated and infected cornea. Gave me ZYMAXID (gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution 0.5%) to use every hour that I'm awake for three days. Also BROMDAY (bromfenac ophthalmic solution 0.09%) to use one drop per day for pain. Also Tylenol with codeine for pain. He is checking my eye every other day to ensure it is getting better, not worse. The drops have helped tremendously with the pain. Would advise if you have discomfort/pain get to the Dr. Mine said it was good I went in when I did as it just would have gotten worse. Also to continue drops until he tells me to quit-- even after pain is alleviated, the infection is still there- may take 2 to 3 weeks to clear up.

Comment from: eyesbetter, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I suffered from a corneal ulcer for a week before going to the doctor. The first two days were horrible. I took my contacts out immediately. My eyelid was swollen and my eye was red, and was constantly watering. I could see a white spot on my iris. When I looked at any light source, it felt as though a knife was being inserted into my eye. Day three felt better, but I was still sensitive to light and the swelling was gone. Day four, I felt even better than the day before but it was still watering. The pain was almost gone. Day 5, I went to the eye doctor and received a course of antibiotic eye drops.

Comment from: Spanky, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: June 17

My eye felt dry and my lids were itchy feeling. I must have rubbed too much or too hard. After four days, the redness and pain were too much. I went to a doctor and was told that I had an ulcerated abscess on cornea. I was prescribed Vigamox 0.5% to use once an hour for the first day, then once every two hours for the next two days, then every three hours for the following two days, then four times a day. I was told to follow up with eye doctor in four days to see how I am doing. He stated at least five times that this was very serious and that it would scar my eye. He said I was lucky that it wasn't in my line of view. He also said it could cause blindness.

Comment from: GMarie, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 29

I was told that I was to have no contact wear for a week and to use steroid eye drops three times a day for seven days.

Comment from: bajc, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I thought I had scratched my eye but it wasn't getting any better so I went to my eye doctor. After 3 days of visits, they decided I had herpes zoster ophthalmicus -- shingles on my eye. I didn't know I had ever had chicken pox! But as it turns out...this is one of leading causes of blindness. If you have any problems with your eye, don't wait too long to see your doctor. Lots of doctor visits and medicine but certainly worth my eyesight!

Comment from: 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 04

Zymar gatifloxacin ophthalmic solution cost about $100 but it corrected my issue in less than 24 hours.

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