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What happens when I go to the doctor for my eyesore?

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Your doctor will examine your eye and test your vision. Depending on your age, the doctor may also check the pressure within your eye.

Depending on the cause of your issue, you might get a prescription for eye drops or oral medicines. Your doctor might send you to an ophthalmologist for additional treatment.

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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