Eye Vet

Corneal Ulcers

The clear “windscreen” of the eye the cornea is very strong despite being less than 1mm thick. It is covered by a thin protective layer, the epithelium. If this epithelium becomes damaged or broken then an ulcer results. The surface of the eye has a lot of nerve endings so damage can be very painful, with blinking and excess tears.

Click here to download our information leaflet on corneal ulcers.