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Was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer. Prescribed exocin drops. Painful chest. Reason?

Hello, I was diagnosed with a corneal ulcer from contact lense use 3 weeks ago and prescribed Exocin drops to be used every hour for 2 days, then every two hours for the following seven days. After this, I was told to continue using the drops four times a day for a week, then last week I went back and was told to continue doing this for a further two weeks. This will mean I have been taking the drops for four weeks. It says in the instructions to not use the drops for more than 2 weeks. The infection was still in the deeper layers of my cornea when I went back. It could be completely unrelated but I feel a minor pain in my chest , as if there is a weight pressing on it and am wondering could this be related? I have no known heart conditions and am in otherwise good health. Thank you
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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hi there,

am dr.surendran

nice to meet you here in HCMagic

Most cases of corneal ulcer are due to a bacterial infection that invades the cornea — often following eye injury, trauma or other damage.

Contact lens wearers particularly are susceptible to eye irritation that can lead to a corneal ulcer. A contact lens may rub against the eye's surface, creating slight damage to the epithelium that may enable bacteria to penetrate the eye.

If you are a contact lens wearer, you can increase your chances of avoiding a corneal ulcer by practicing good hygiene such as washing your hands before handling lenses and following other safety tips.

Besides bacterial infection, other causes of corneal ulcers are fungi and parasites

he location and size of the ulceration will guide your eye doctor in determining the need for cultures. Most eye doctors see patients with corneal ulcers every one to three days, depending on the severity of the condition.
regarding chest pain,just take an ECG and x.ray in order to proceed further.

hope i helped your query

with regards

hcmagic dr.surendiran

Answered: Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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