What are the signs and symptoms of corneal ulcer and ulcerative keratitis?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Erythema of eyelid and conjunctiva
  • Mucopurulent discharge from eye
  • Foreign body sensation (suggests an epithelial defect, which is suggestive of a bacterial etiology)
  • Decreased vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Pain

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