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What is the difference between keratitis and iritis?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Significant : Keratitis refers to inflammation or pathological change of the surface of the cornea (the front window of the eye). Iritis, the anterior form of uveitis, is a generally sterile inflammation of the interior of the eye occasionally associated with systemic disease. Treatment is quite different for the two. See you ophthalmologist if you have a problem.

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Dr. Jay Bradley answered

Specializes in Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery

Definition: Keratitis = inflammation in the cornea; iritis = inflammation in the iris.

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