1-Minute Video
    Cornea/External Disease

    In this 1-Minute Video, Dr. Jennifer Rose-Nussbaumer offers tips for managing large central corneal ulcers. Upon presentation, the ulcer should be cultured and the patient should begin taking broad-spectrum antibiotics. If the culture results are positive but do no implicate a slow-growing organism such as nocardia, Dr. Rose-Nussbaumer prescribes adjuvant steroids to control inflammation and scarring. Based on her own clinical experience and data from the Steroids for Corneal Ulcers Trial, this strategy can help avoid poor visual outcomes. 

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