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Corneal Ulcer


Corneal Ulcer

A corneal ulcer or keratitis is damage to the cornea which is caused by infection or inflammation. Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of your eye's focusing power. This is a potentially blinding condition and is considered an ophthalmic emergency. This condition is often associated with contact lens use or trauma to the eye. If you have any of the following symptoms, report to your ophthalmologist immediately:


Red eye
Blurred vision
Painful eye
Burning after wearing contact lenses
A “sandy” or “scratchy” feeling in the eye


A number of different treatments are available, and if treated early, vision can often be restored. A microscopic specimen may be sent to the laboratory by your doctor to determine the cause of the ulcer. This is a quick and painless procedure. Some types of keratitis heal very slowly and need specialized treatment for an extended period of time. Surgery may be indicated in certain cases. Dr Ballim has a special interest in these conditions and runs a corneal ulcer clinic on a weekly basis, since 2009





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Dr Shaheer Ballim - Ophthalmologist/Eye Surgeon - LinkedIn

Dr Ballim is an Ophthalmologist (Eye Specialist/Surgeon) with experience in dealing with Cataracts, Keratoconus, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, Corneal Problems, Corneal Ulcers, Corneal transplants, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty, Pterygium, Diabetic Retinopathy, Eye Injuries, Glaucoma, Laser Eye Surgery, Loss of Vision, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Red Eyes, Itchy eyes, Painful eyes, Dry eyes and many other eye problems. He has a special interest in corneal diseases and runs a weekly corneal ulcer clinic and a weekly Keratoconus clinic.
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