Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea. There are several causes of keratitis, including contact lens over wear, allergies, dry eye syndrome, eye lid disorders, viral, bacterial and fungal infections. Keratitis can cause severe pain and blurring of vision. The eyes are often injected and sensitive to light. It is important to see a doctor for a complete eye exam at the first sign of symptoms. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. This can vary from supportive care such as artificial tears to potent antibiotic and antiviral therapy. If left untreated, keratitis can lead to serious complications and can permanently affect vision. The treatment plan is based on each patient’s individual condition.
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