This erosion is usually treated conservatively with lubricating drops and hypertonic saline ointment for a month or more, although some patient need a debridement of the cornea or laser treatment.
Surgery may be necessary to clean an infected wound (debridement) and remove the source of the bacteria producing the toxin.
Necrotic areas (areas of dead tissue) may need debridement (removal of dead and damaged tissue) and skin grafts.
Infected or dead tissue or foreign materials are also removed (debridement) to reduce risk of infection.
Surgical removal of dead tissue (debridement) also takes place.