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Role of topical ascorbic acid in impending perforated corneal ulcer

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First Author: E.Mostafa EGYPT

Co Author(s):    M. Mahmoud Abdellah                    

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to test the role of topical ascorbic acid in preventing perforation in infective impending perforating corneal ulcers


Cornea clinic, Ophthalmology department, Sohag Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt


Patients diagnosed with resistant bacterial corneal ulcer attending the corneal clinic between April 2017-February 2018 were enrolled. Eyes with impending corneal ulcers were divided in two groups: group 1; Topical ascorbic acid 10% was used in 8 eyes with full regimen of topical antibiotics. Group 2; routine antibiotic regimen was used in 10 eyes.


The time required for healing was not significantly altered by treatment in both groups. Yet the number of perforated corneal ulcers was higher in the control group ( 2 eyes relative to no eye suffered perforation in group 1).


Topical ascorbic acid 10% may have an adjunctive role in preventing perforation in impending corneal ulcerations

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