Background: Most common etiology is trauma such as a scratch, foreign object or from fungal infection.
Symptoms: Pain, photophobia, excess tearing and discharge; the eye is often held shut.
Diagnostics: It is important to fully examine the inner lids and the third eyelid for the presence of persistent foreign bodies.
Special Notes: Chronic ulcerations can become infected with yeast and be very difficult to treat. Surgery may be necessary to protect the eye while it is healing by use of a conjunctival flap.
Principles for Supplementation: Improving the health of the immune system both systemically and locally.