Everything you should know about eye ulcers

  • January 3, 2022
  • By : Staff, The Glasses Company
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Many things can go wrong with your eyes, so it is critical to understand what you can do about it when it happens. Eye infections and associated eye issues are extremely prevalent and can affect anyone. Although there are various causes, identifying and treating eye problems as soon as possible will be beneficial.

To analyse and diagnose the cause of eye pain, a variety of approaches are usually performed by an eye doctor. The procedures utilised are determined by the nature of the discomfort and the symptoms of the eye disorders.


An open sore on the cornea is referred to as a corneal ulcer. It is usually caused by an infection that affects the clear front surface of the eye, causing keratitis or otherwise known as corneal inflammation. A corneal ulcer usually results in a painful red eye, decreased vision and mild to severe eye drainage.

What is the cornea?

The cornea is the translucent shell that surrounds the eye. It is determined by the state of one’s visual acuity. As a result, the reduction in transparency caused by the inflammatory process frequently leads to a deterioration in visual perception. Keratitis causes such a situation. In nature, they are frequently contagious: caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria, fungi and chlamydia.

 What are the typical symptoms of eye ulcers?

Usually, there is a pain in the eye, constant tearing of the eyes and many individuals become sensitive to light, and experience problems with their vision. Corneal ulcers can also occur in some people and if left untreated, the cornea can turn white.

What causes keratitis?

Keratitis can be caused by physical or chemical causes such as dust, gases, abrasions, bacteria or fungi in water, ultraviolet light, or infection. In most cases, it is caused by viruses such as the herpes virus (herpes zoster and herpes simplex) and the chlamydia virus.

Keratitis can also occur in individuals that wear contact lenses if the lenses are not properly cleaned after every use. If you suspect that you may have keratitis, you should consult your eye doctor straight away so that you can get the proper treatment.

How can I prevent eye ulcers?

Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses, especially if you are working outdoors in dusty environments and in direct sunlight. At The Glasses Company, we have a wide range of reading glasses and designer brand sunglasses, like Ray-Ban for example, that can be purchased online.