If you have dry eyes or if your eyelids do not close completely, use artificial tear-drops to keep your eyes lubricated. O'Donnell C, Enron N. Tiny tears in the surface of the cornea can become infected leading to ulcers. Viral corneal ulceration caused by herpes virus may respond to antivirals like topical acyclovir ointment instilled at least five times a day. Remove your lenses from your eyes every evening and carefully clean them. A deficiency of vitamin A and protein may lead to the formation of a corneal ulcer. Any condition which causes loss of sensation of the corneal surface may increase the risk of corneal ulceration. clewed A, Dawson J, Kane S, Bucknall AC. Also known as indolent ulcers or Boxer ulcers, these are a type of superficial ulcer that doesn't heal well and tends to recur. Erosion of a few layers of the epithelium is called a corneal erosion or corneal abrasion.
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetas and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks. Your veterinarian will repeat the fluoresce in dye test BEFORE beginning this type of medication. Chemical burns or other caustic damaging solutions splashing into the eye can injure the cornea and lead to corneal ulceration.