How are corneal ulcers and ulcerative keratitis with medium risk of vision loss treated?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Medium (1-1.5 mm) peripheral infiltrate or any epithelial defect, discharge, or anterior chamber reaction regardless of ulcer size (including small [< 1 mm])

Fluoroquinolone eyedrops every 5 minutes in the ED for 5 doses, then every 1 hour. [9]


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