Summary of Corneal ulcer
Corneal ulcer or ulcerative keratitis is an inflammatory or infective condition of the cornea involving disruption of its epithelial layer with involvement of the corneal stroma. It is a common condition particularly in the tropics and the agrarian societies. In developing countries, children afflicted by vitamin A deficiency are at high risk of corneal ulcers and may become blind in both eyes. In ophthalmology, a corneal ulcer usually refers to having an infectious etiology while the term corneal abrasion refers more to physical abrasions.