Symptoms of a corneal ulcer include:
- Red, teary, bloodshot eye.
- Eye pain (can be severe), eye ache.
- Pus or other eye discharge.
- A feeling like there’s something in your eye.
- Light hurts your eye.
- Blurred vision.
- Swollen eyelids.
- A white or gray spot or area on your cornea. (Some ulcers are too small to see. Your provider can see it during an eye exam.)
A corneal ulcer usually develops in one eye only.