Corneal ulcers: Understanding How the Cornea Heals and When to Refer

Speaker: Marian Matas-Riera

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Corneal ulcers: Understanding How the Cornea Heals and When to Refer


How many times have you wondered….is this ulcer going to heal?

In this session we will cover the steps of spontaneous corneal healing. Knowing the different phases of how the cornea restores itself can help you identify if a corneal damage is progressing in the right direction. We will see which tools do we have to help us identify if the cornea is healing.

Learning objectives:

– being able to identify the stages of corneal healing process

– being able to identify if a corneal damage can heal with medical management at home or needs referal

– understanding how granulation tissue occurs and its pros and cons