Problem

Corneal ulcer

Nature:

Corneal ulcer is an inflammatory or, more seriously, infective condition of the cornea involving disruption of its epithelial layer with involvement of the corneal stroma. It is a common condition in humans particularly in the tropics and the agrarian societies. In developing countries, children afflicted by Vitamin A deficiency are at high risk for corneal ulcer and may become blind in both eyes, which may persist lifelong. In ophthalmology, a corneal ulcer usually refers to having an infectious cause while the term corneal abrasion refers more to physical abrasions.

Broader Problems:
Ulcers
Related Problems:
Keratitis
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST