As the infection continues, a corneal ulcer can form, causing severe symptoms including intense pain. Many people report feeling as if there is a foreign body in their eye that they cannot dislodge. Other common symptoms of corneal ulcers include blurred vision, excessive tearing, discharge, redness, inflammation, and swollen eyelids. Should these symptoms occur, it’s important to visit an eye doctor right away. The ulcer might be too small to see with the naked eye, but under magnification, the doctor will spot it.
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