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Any inflammation of the cornea of the eye. Keratitis is a condition in which the eye's cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed. The condition is often marked by moderate to intense pain and usually involves impaired eyesight.
Complications of Keratitis
The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Keratitis includes:
Causes of Keratitis
Signs & Symptoms of Keratitis
Keratitis usually makes the eyes very painful and watery, bloodshot, and sensitive to light. The condition is often accompanied by blurred or hazy vision. If the herpes simplex virus is the cause, you will notice a small white spot on the cornea.
Diagnosis of Keratitis
A slit-lamp examination reveals the depth of the keratitis. If keratitis is due to herpes simplex virus, staining the eye with a fluorescein strip produces one or more small branch like (dendritic) lesions; touching the cornea with cotton reveals reduced corneal sensation. Vision testing may show slightly decreased acuity. The patient history may reveal a recent infection of the upper respiratory tract accompanied by cold sores.
Treatments of Keratitis
Treatment depends on the cause of the keratitis
Prevention of Keratitis
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