A tiny catheter can be sewn under the eyelids so that medications can be dripped over the cornea. Superficial punctuate Keratitis Contact lenses, injuries, disorders, drugs, and nutritional deficiencies can cause open sores ulcers to form on the cornea. Untreated corneal ulcers and infections may lead to: When to Contact a Medical Professional Call your health care provider if: You have symptoms of corneal ulcers or an infection You have been diagnosed with this condition and your symptoms become worse after treatment Things you can do to prevent the condition include: Wash your hands well when handling your contact lenses. Contact lens wearers who fail to remove their lenses before swimming significantly increase their risk for a corneal ulcer from Acanthamoeba keratitis. Complete loss of the stoma can occur within 24 hours. 12 Treatment includes antibiotics and collagenase inhibitors such as acetylcysteine and homologous blood serum. Your condition may return or worsen after treatment. Three cases of corneal melting after instillation of a new non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Medication is used to prevent bacterial infections ophthalmic antibiotic drops or ointment, and to relieve spasm and pain ophthalmic atropine drops or ointment.
Oral pain medications may be prescribed to control the pain. If the eyelids do not close completely, consult your veterinarian about a possible surgical correction. Without treatment you can become partially or completely blind in a very short period. Once your eye doctor discovers the cause of the corneal ulcer, they can prescribe an antibacterial, anti fungal, or antiviral eye medication to treat the underlying problem.