Dr. servant DJ, Ramos-Esteban AC, Sauber S, et al. A mild or superficial ulcer involves just the epithelium. In: Yanoff M, diker J, eds. Ophthalmology. 2005 May. 1125:883-7. Some corneal ulcers will be too small to see without magnification, although you will be able to feel the symptoms. They are seen in a wide variety of breeds. A fluoresce in stain test is the most common eye test performed and may be the only test needed if the ulcer is acute and very superficial. Because infection is a common occurrence in corneal ulcers, your ophthalmologist will prescribe antibiotic eye drops. The damage would be similar to a scrape or cut on your skin; both problems result in an unprotected wound.
Most.orneal ulcers are caused by infections. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2013:vol 4; chap 27. Chemical burns or other damaging solutions that get in the eye causing injury to the cornea and lead to ulceration. 7. Extended-wear contact lenses are those contact lenses that are worn for several days without removing them at night. An ulcer of the cornea heals by two methods: migration of surrounding epithelial cells followed by mitosis dividing of the cells, and introduction of blood vessels from the conjunctiva .