A 35-year-old member asked:
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will the eye drops treat the keratitis?

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Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Perhaps: To get accurate answers, you need to ask accurate questions. Just about everything we use in ophthalmology are eye drops--artificial tears, antibiotics, anti-inflammory, anti histamine, steroids, glaucoma meds, etc. Keratitis is a general term for inflammation or sickness of the cornea. There are many types of keratitis, bacterial, viral, chemical, dry eyes, etc.
Answered on Apr 13, 2012
Dr. Ilan Cohen
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: See your eye doctor to determine the cause and severity of your keratitis. Based on this, antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, lubricating or some combination of drops may be prescribed.
Answered on May 26, 2012

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No: Not likely but definitely wise to use prophylactic anti-viral just in case.

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