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How should I protect my eye if I have an eye sore?

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If you wear contact lenses, take them out. Try putting on dark glasses for comfort, instead. Whatever you do, don't flush, patch, rub, dab at, or place compresses on your eye.

SOURCES:

Allina Hospitals & Clinic: "Corneal Ulcer."

Thomas L. Steinemann, MD, ophthalmologist, MetroHealth Medical Center; professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cleveland, Ohio.

American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeSmart: "Corneal Ulcer Treatment."

Corneal Ulcers Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Allina Hospitals & Clinic: "Corneal Ulcer."

Thomas L. Steinemann, MD, ophthalmologist, MetroHealth Medical Center; professor, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine; Cleveland, Ohio.

American Academy of Ophthalmology EyeSmart: "Corneal Ulcer Treatment."

Corneal Ulcers Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on January 10, 2018

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