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    Eye Sore/Corneal Ulcer Treatment

    Seek emergency care if:

    • There is loss or change in vision.
    • The pain follows an injury to the eye.

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    1. Protect the Eye

    • Dark glasses may provide comfort.
    • Do not flush, patch, rub, dab at, or place compresses on the eye.

    2. Get Medical Help as Soon as Possible

    • See a health care provider for persistent pain, eye redness, change in vision, drainage from the eye, rashes around the eye, swelling of the eyelids, or fever.

    3. Follow Up

    • The health care provider will examine the eye and test vision. Depending on the age of the person, the health care provider may also check the pressure within the eye.
    • Depending on the cause, the health care provider may prescribe eye drops or oral medicines and may recommend consultation from an ophthalmologist (eye specialist).
    • Follow up depends on the cause of pain but may require a visit to an ophthalmologist.

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    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on January 23, 2016

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