Shreee Ram Hospital

Corneal Ulcers

Corneal Ulcers

Corneal ulcers are open sores or lesions that develop on the clear, outer layer of the eye known as the cornea. These ulcers can be caused by bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections, as well as by physical trauma or underlying health conditions.

Our experienced team of ophthalmologists and cornea specialists at Shree Ram Hospital utilizes state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and techniques to accurately diagnose corneal ulcers and develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Our comprehensive eye examinations may include slit-lamp biomicroscopy, corneal staining with fluorescein dye, and microbiological cultures to assess the extent of the ulcer and identify the underlying cause of the infection.

Treatment for corneal ulcers aims to eliminate the infection, promote healing, and prevent complications such as corneal scarring and vision loss. At Shree Ram Hospital, we offer a range of treatment options for corneal ulcers, including:

  1. Antibiotic Eye Drops or Ointments: Topical antibiotics are commonly prescribed to treat bacterial corneal ulcers and eliminate the causative bacteria. Depending on the severity of the infection, antibiotic eye drops or ointments may be used alone or in combination with oral antibiotics.
  2. Antiviral or Antifungal Medications: In cases of viral or fungal corneal ulcers, antiviral or antifungal medications may be prescribed to inhibit viral replication or fungal growth and prevent further damage to the cornea.
  3. Corticosteroid Eye Drops: Topical corticosteroids may be used to reduce inflammation and promote healing in certain cases of corneal ulcers, particularly those associated with significant inflammation or immune-mediated conditions.
  4. Corneal Debridement or Scraping: If the corneal ulcer is large or deep, surgical debridement or scraping of the ulcerated tissue may be performed to remove infected or necrotic tissue and facilitate healing.
  5. Bandage Contact Lenses: Soft or therapeutic contact lenses may be placed on the cornea to protect the ulcerated area, promote epithelial healing, and alleviate pain and discomfort.

In severe or refractory cases of corneal ulcers, surgical interventions such as corneal transplantation or amniotic membrane transplantation may be considered to restore corneal integrity and visual function.

At Shree Ram Hospital, we prioritize patient education and empowerment, providing valuable information and resources to help individuals understand their condition, adhere to treatment regimens, and prevent recurrence of corneal ulcers. If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of corneal ulcers, such as eye pain, redness, blurred vision, or sensitivity to light, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team for timely evaluation and appropriate management. With our expertise and dedication to excellence, we are committed to helping you achieve optimal eye health and wellness.