If your corneal ulcer is not very serious, then you just take good care of your eyes at home, such as do not wear contact lenses, touch or rub your eyes with your fingers, use cool compresses, washing your hands often to avoid worse infection. The last tip is take some over-the-counter pain medication is its necessary, and you may try acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin).
But those tips do not work, you'd better go to see your ophthalmologist, and he or she will take specialty treatment for you. And sometimes hospitalization may be required if the ulcer is very serious. And use those medications your ophthalmologist prescribes for you.
And if medications cannot solve your ulcer problem, you may need an emergency surgical operation known as corneal transplant.
If you do not need hospitalization or corneal transplant, and just need to use the medications that your ophthalmologist prescribe for you, remember to contact your ophthalmologist if you experience symptoms such as worsening vision, pain, discharge, or fever.s
Corneal ulcer can be caused by the in several factors. And different causes of corneal ulcer need different treatments. If it is caused by bacteria, the doctor will prescribe your some medicine. Or if you have experienced trauma to the eye, the corneal ulcer can be also caused by fungal keratitis and require different way to help them. So, if you got a corneal ulcer, you'd better see a doctor and follow his advice so as to give your eyes better treatment.