A corneal ulcer can be caused by an infection of either bacterial,viral, fungal or chlamydial origin.(incidence approx 1/1000).


Symptoms can include red eye, pain, light sensitivity, reduced vision, discharge.


It is more common in contact lens wearers who have a poor contact lens care regime.


It is potentially sight threatening.


This needs to be checked the same day by an optometrist or ophthalmologist for treatment.

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