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Corneal Ulcer

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Confronting Corneal Ulcers

When a large corneal ulcer is staring you in the face, time is not on your side. “Despite varying etiologies and presentations, as well as dramatically different treatment approaches at times, corneal ulcers have one thing in common: the potential to cause devastating loss of vision—often rapidly,” said Sonal S. Tuli, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology, director of the cornea and external diseases service, and residency program director at the University of Florida, in Gainesville.

In the early 1990s, when broad-spectrum antibiotics became commercially available, there was a sea change in the treatment of corneal ulcers, explained Elmer Y. Tu, MD, associate professor of clinical…

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