Diagnosis of Persistent Corneal Ulcers

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The following tests should be done for a proper diagnosis of corneal ulcers:

  • Biomicroscopy. Eye examination by an ophthalmologist.
  • Schirmer’s test. This measures the amount of tears and determines if the eye produces enough to keep the eye moist.
  • Corneal and tear film stains (e.g. fluorescein and lissamine green). This test uses a dye and blue light to detect the presence of foreign bodies in the eye and damage to the cornea.
  • Cytology, microbiology.
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