Ophthalmology..005 May. 1125:883-7. Other factors that increase your risk of developing ulcers include: Wearing contact lenses, especially soft lenses, while you sleep Eyelids that do not close completely Failure to wear eye protection during athletic activities Weakened immune system, such can be caused by HIV Work or hobbies that use pointed tools or produce dust, such as farming or construction work What Are The Complications of Corneal Ulcers? The majority of ulcers are created by infections Bacterial infections can create ulcers frequently with those who are contact lens wearers Viral infections can also create ulcers. Such injuries damage the corneal surface and make it easier for bacteria to invade and cause a corneal ulcer. Mydriasis is also important to avoid some of the complications associated with uveitis, such as synechiae formation and glaucoma. Normally, the deeper an ulcer is, the worse the problem has become. Deep ulcers and descemetoceles may require corneal suturing, conjunctiva grafts or conjunctiva flaps, soft contact lenses, or corneal transplant . They are also known as indolent ulcers or Boxer ulcers. Treatment of the ulcer depends on the type and depth of ulcer.
St. Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. Pain, foreign body sensation, redness, tearing, and light sensitivity are common symptoms. non-infectious keratitis.