When will the pain from my ulcer start to decrease?
Once the medication starts healing the ulcer, the pain will start decreasing. Painkiller tablets may also temporarily reduce the pain.
Will I get my vision back?
After the ulcer heals, you may require glasses or surgery to get better vision.
When will the ulcer heal and how long will I have to apply the medicines?
This depends on the size of the ulcer. Larger ulcers take longer to heal. The cause of the ulcer is also important. Fungal ulcers take longer to heal. For the fastest recovery, keep your diabetes under control and apply the eye drops as advised.
When should I come back for a checkup?
Whenever your doctor advises.
When can I take a head bath?
You may take a head bath when the ulcer is completely healed. Your doctor will tell you when it is okay.
Can any surgery be done and if so, will it give me full vision?
Surgery is only used as a last resort. Once the ulcer heals, a surgery may be possible to improve vision. Also, if your ulcer does not heal with medicines, you might have to get a corneal transplantation.