“Something in my Eye”

White blood cells can penetrate into the corneal tissue as part of the body’s inflammatory response to the presence of bacterial toxins.

A corneal ulcer is an epithelial defect with underlying inflammation and involves much more pain, redness, and vision loss. An ulcer is more serious and requires immediate, aggressive treatment with antibiotics taken every hour.

Infiltrates usually resolve with anti-inflammatory drops. Contact lens wear must be discontinued!