Keratitis refers to inflammation of the cornea. Signs of keratitis include pain in the eyes, blurred vision, eye redness, tearing of the eye, and much more. The pain can be a little irritating, though it can become really severe, depending on the cause and how bad it is. Many people complain of sensitivity to light.
There are many causes of the disease. You can have an infection, dry eyes, an injury, or an underlying medical condition. Treatment depends on the cause. With infections, you may need to be treated with an antibacterial, an antifungal, or an antiviral, depending on the cause of the infection.
If a foreign body is affecting your eye, it needs to be removed. If you have dry eyes, you will need eye drops to increase your tear production. Sometimes steroids are prescribed to help decrease the inflammation, though you must be really careful when using them. If you wear contact lenses, you should stop wearing them while your eyes heal.
It is very important to treat keratitis quickly to avoid permanent damage to your eyes.
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