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Corneal Ulcers - Dubai Eye Clinic

Our eyes are incredible organs that allow us to experience the beauty of the world around us. When it comes to maintaining good eye health, understanding conditions like corneal ulcers is crucial.

What is a Corneal Ulcer: 

A corneal ulcer is an open sore, a defect in the outer layer of your cornea called the epithelium. These ulcers can have a significant impact on our vision and overall eye function. They can be caused by various factors such as infections (bacterial, viral, or fungal), injuries or trauma to the eye, dry eyes, or other underlying medical conditions.

Causes of Corneal Ulcers:

  • Bacterial
  • Viral
  • Fungal
  • Parasitic
  • Trauma or Injury
  • Dry eyes

Symptoms of Corneal Ulcers:

  • Red swollen eyes
  • Severe pain and inability to see light
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Tearing and blurring of vision
  • Round white spot on the cornea

Risk factors of Corneal Ulcers:

  • Contact lens wear
  • Steroid eye drops
  • Severe dry eye and blepharitis
  • Eyelashes that grow inward (Trichiasis)
  • Eyelids that turn inward (Entropion)
  • Conditions that affect your eyelid and keep it from closing all the way.
  • Chemical burns or other cornea injuries
  • Severe allergic eye disease

Protect your eyes from subsequent corneal ulcer complications and visit our cornea unit for a unique treatment.


At Dr. Rami Hamed Center, our Ophthalmology department is dedicated to safeguarding your vision health through expert eye care Professionals, Renowned as one of the best eye care clinics in Dubai our Ophthalmology Specialists provide services for Cataract, Retina treatment with Laser and Refractive surgeries.