Corneal Scraping for Corneal Ulcers
Suspicion for an infectious corneal ulcer, most commonly in eyes with a history of contact lens wear, trauma or prior corneal surgery or disease. The results of these tests are often helpful in selecting and modifying the medications to best treat the infection.
Multiple samples are obtained from the area of suspected infection and sent directly to the microbiology lab and pathology lab, when indicated. It is an in-office procedure that requires topical anesthesia.