Overcoming Wounds On The Cornea Of the Eye?
how to treat a wound on the cornea?
Corneal ulcers are called corneal ulcers. Injuries to the cornea of the eye are treated differently from injuries to the conjunctiva of the eye. Corneal ulcers require special treatment by an ophthalmologist immediately because of the risk of causing complications of vision loss / permanent blindness if not treated immediately.
Corneal ulcers can be caused due to trauma to the eye, bacterial infections, viral infections, fungal infections, and less frequently dry eyes, inflammation of the cornea, vitamin A deficiency, and other medical conditions that can complicate corneal ulcers (autoimmune disease, bell's palsy).
Corneal ulcers will cause complaints in the form of eye pain / stinging, glare, red eyes, itching, watery, lumpy eyes, swollen eyes, and decreased visual acuity to blindness.
If you experience symptoms of corneal ulcers or you have previously experienced eye injury / trauma, you should not delay seeing an eye doctor. Avoid self-medication in case of a wound to the cornea of the eye. I suggest that you immediately see an ophthalmologist so that further tests can be done to confirm the condition of your eyes and so that you can be given appropriate follow-up treatment.
The examination can be done by dropping a certain substance to see the wound and using an ophthalmoscope to see the inside of the eye. Treatment will be adjusted according to the cause, for example given eye drops or ointment containing antibiotics if there is a bacterial infection, antifungal if there is a fungal infection, antivirals if there is a viral infection, corticosteroids, to cleaning the eye if there is a foreign object, and surgery.
While waiting to see an eye doctor, here are some tips you can do:
Avoid rubbing your eyes Try not to see your eyes in bright light, including when traveling to the hospital or clinic you can use sunglasses or cover your eyes Do not wear contact lenses until approved by the ophthalmologist Do not delay seeing an ophthalmologist if you feel complaints of red eyes accompanied by decreased sharp vision fuzzy Here is an article related to the topic of your question:
Thank you and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y