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Diane Rhone


Can corneal ulcer cause blindness?

If I get corneal ulcer, is it possible that it will lead to blindness? Is corneal ulcer serious?
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  • Mya harris


    Yes, it is possible that it will lead to blindness. A corneal ulcer is a serious condition that must be treated promptly. You'd better go to hospital and have a good treatment. If not treated right away and well, corneal ulcers can cause severe loss of vision and even blindness.
  • Trinity rose


    Yes. If you let your corneal ulcer untreated, it is possible to cause blindness. A corneal ulcer is an open sore on the cornea. It is bad for people with corneal ulcer. A corneal ulcer can cause redness, pain and foreign feelings. If you suffers from that, you'd better see a doctor and treat it immediately. In some severe cases, debridement of the infected epitheliummay be required. If you ignore it, it will lead to blindness.
  • Heather Kirk


    It is serious. As we know, the cornea is a layer of transparent thin in front of the eye which is often exposed to the air. And the contact germs have more opportunities to get foreign trauma of corneal. The damage on the transparent thin layer, sand hole, the stabbed corneal, bacteria, fungi, viruses can all cause infection and produce corneal ulcer. In addition, the allergy caused by tuberculosis, the lack of vitamin, the facial paralysis and the bad eyelid closure caused by eyelid scar all may cause corneal ulcer. Since you get the corneal ulcer, you may accept the treatment as soon as possible. Usually the surgery is safe and effective. However, if you don't treat it in time, it may become serious and cause the blindness.