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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corneal breakdown: Keratitis is the general term for anything which causes the surface of the cornea (the window in front of the eye) to breakdown. The causes are many ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Uncommon: Disorder of the cornea where these little bumps appear that stain a little. The eye is otherwise pretty quiet. Usually treated with steroid drops.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ari Weitzner
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
Ummm...: An uncommon disorder where the tear film of the eye is not normal, and the mucus in the tear film settles down on the cornea in the shape of little st ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldstein
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
See an eye doc..: Treatment is usually needed with artificial tears, and sometimes antibiotic drops and steroid drops. If you wear contact lenses, stop them asap.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leigh Forbush
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Amoeba: It is an infection caused by an amoeba.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Bacterial keratitis or corneal ulcer is due to micro-trauma usually from contact lens use (over wear). It is not contagious.
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Rauen
14 years experience in Ophthalmology
Steroid : Steroid eye drops can limit scaring in some situations. They should be used only after the infection is under control. A recent study showed no huge ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Shahinian
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corneal infection: The cornea is the clear window in the front of your eye. Your tears and the surface cells of the cornea, or epithelium, normally protect the cornea f ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Sipperley
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corneal infection: It is a corneal ulcer caused by waterborne amoeba, often found in lakes and canals in tropical areas. It needs to be treated agressively because the i ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: You can have one infected eye. However keratitis is not always an infection.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yuri Mckee
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Acanthamoeba: Acanthamoeba is a very serious parasitic corneal infection. It is painful, difficult to treat, and often results in scarring and decreased vision. It ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Eye Allergies: It is a form of eye allergy. There are a few different types. If you haven't seen an allergist, then make an appointment. Ask them exactly what this m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Corneal edema: Fuch's is an age related problem with the cornea. The inner lining of the 3-layer cornea is a sheet of cells which pump fluid out of the cornea to ke ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Salamon
43 years experience in Ophthalmology
Best not to: Virtually all corneal infections (keratitis) due to acanthemeba is related to contact lens solutions. It is a very difficult disease to treat. I'd s ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually not: Corneal abrasions are superficial defects in the clear layer of cells on top of the cornea called the epithelium. These usually heal without problems ... Read More
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Dr. Gary Sterba
46 years experience in Rheumatology
With : With all the information in internet , you could find information in many places , medscape is a good source http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/119 ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Different organisms: Bacterial keratitis is caused by bacteria, such as staphylococcus, streptococcus and so forth. Acanthamoeba keratitis is caused by the amoeba protozo ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
foreign body: Most commonly, a foreign body, like a speck of dirt, a metal shard, etc will get into your eye and cause a corneal abrasion. These can be painful and ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
No: True "pink eye" refers to bacterial conjunctivitis. Most of the conjunctivitis are caused by viruses.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frances Ilozue
24 years experience in Family Medicine
Only a doctor can : You needs to schedule appointment to be evaluated. Those cannot be differentiated without an exam by a licensed provider. Remember, time is very cruci ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Corneal opacities: Corneal opacities can be cause by anything that injuries the cornea or causes scarring of the cornea. Foreign bodies in the eye are common causes, lat ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Ocular Rosacea: Ocular rosacea is related to a common inflammatory condition affecting skin of the face and chest, as well as the eyes. While the exact cause of rosac ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: Scarring is rare from contact lens over wear which usually creates symptomatic surface changes for which the lens will be removed by most. The most c ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience in Ophthalmology
Fine: Years ago the treatment for an abrasion was a pressure patch. But in recent years ophthalmologists have switched from patching to using a bandage con ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Usually: Keratitis is a partial breakdown of the surface of the cornea. It can be infectious, neurogenic or simply from dryness. If your ophthalmologist has ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience in Ophthalmology
Conjunctivitis: The two names are sometimes used inter changeably.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
No such disease : No such disease or syndrome exists. More information is necessary, because there is a diagnosis of just keratitis which is just a word to describe an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
More information: Filamentary keratitis is most commonly due to dry eye syndrome but can result from a number of corneal diseases. Mucous filaments form and can cause ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
Options: Phmb, chlohexidine, brolene acanhtamoeba can be difficult to manage. Different combinations of medications may be tried. See a corneal specialist s ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Filamentary keratitis is often caused by severe ocular surface problems such as chronic dryness, topical medications, eyelid inflammations, eyelid mal ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Gupta
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
All : All procedures, including a corneal transplant, include risks and benefits. Risks of a corneal transplant include vision loss, graft rejection, graft ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Separate issues: Astigmatism can be corrected with proper spectacles or eyeglasses. K. Sicca is usually due to inadequate tear production which can be helped with var ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Pourkesali
23 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depending : Depending on the severity of your dry eye, the keratitis can form earlier or later. If you suffer from any form of dry eye, a good option would be to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Depends: On what caused it.

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