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What can i do about keratitis ?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
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.
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Medication: Keratitis is very serious condition that can cause total blindness. It should be treated under the watchful eyes of an ophthalmologist with topical steroids.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
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 and include dryness, infection and congenital defects of the cornea. Keratitis is usually painful, causes eye redness, and disturbs the vision. See your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment.

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