Your Eye M.D. will use a special dye called fluorescein (pronounced FLOR-uh-seen) to illuminate any damage to your cornea then examine your cornea using a special microscope called a slit lamp. The slit-lamp exam will allow your ophthalmologist to see the damage to your cornea and determine if you have a corneal ulcer.
If your Eye M.D suspects that an infection is responsible for your corneal ulcer, a tiny tissue sample will be taken so that the infection can be identified and properly treated.
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