Ulcerated Eye and Lid (Corneal Ulcer)

A corneal ulcer, or ulcerative keratitis, or eyesore is an inflammatory or more seriously, infective condition of the cornea involving disruption of its epithelial layer with involvement of the corneal stroma. It is a common condition in humans particularly in the tropics and the agrarian societies. Symptoms shows the eye has become inflamed, resulting in an ulcer on the eyeball. The problem may then extend to the eyelid.

Causes: This occurred because the normal covering of the eye was scratched or damaged in someway, and then became infected. The infection is generally caused by a virus. The uler can also be caused by blepharitis.

Natural remedies for corneal ulcer:

  • Obtain adequate rest, improve the diet, and take large doses of vitamin C (2,000 mg, 3 times a day).
  • Apply a warm yellow dock tea poultice to the eyelid. You can also drink it.