Disease Information for Corneal ulcer

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Painful Vision Loss
Acute Vision Loss
Blindness/sudden/unilateral
Blindness/unilateral
Bloodshot eyes/Conjunctival injection
Blurred Cloudy Vision
Ciliary injection/perilimbal (cicumcorneal)
Conjunctival Exudate
Corneal edema
Dimming vision/acute
Eye Discharge
Eye pain on eye movement
Eye Pain, Unilateral
Eye Pains, Bilateral
Eye symptoms/signs
Eyebrow Pain
Eyelids swollen/unilateral
Lacrimation/excess tearing
Miosis/narrow pupils
Monocular diplopia
Narrow pupil/unilateral
Photophobia/Light sensitive
Purulent/exudate conjunctival
Red eye, acute/Unilateral
Red Eyes Bilateral
Scleral Injection
Tearing
Unequal pupils
Unilateral excess tearing
Unilateral narrow pupil
Unilateral puffy eyelid/edema
Visual symptoms
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Congenital cataracts
Conjunctivitis
Foreign body/eye
Glaucoma, narrow angle
Associated Disease & Complications
Conjunctivitis
Corneal perforation/penetration
Corneal ulcer
Corneal ulceration
HIV/Cornea Conjunctiva Infection
HIV/Eye Infection
Sclerocornea/Corneal scar
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Ophthalmology Specialty Population
CLASS/Ophthalmology disorders
CLASS/Cornea involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Eye involvement/disorder (ex)
Process
PROCESS/Structural/anatomic/foreign body (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Corticosteroid adjunct to antibiotics
Other Treatments
TX/Eye patch/protective cup
Definition

Loss of epithelial tissue from the surface of the cornea due to progressive erosion and necrosis of the tissue; usually caused by bacterial, fungal, or viral infection.

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