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Causes Of Punctate Keratitis
The cornea is the clear tissue in front of the iris. Iris gives your eyes color. Keratitis is inflammation if cornea. Keratitis is caused by trauma (contact lens wear, dry eyes), degeneration, and infection. Contact lens wear is the most important risk factor for infectious keratitis. Herpes is a common cause of keratitis. Keratitis can be sight threatening. Keratitis ...Read more
How often does keratitis cause scarring? I've heard that infections in your cornea leave scars. Is that always true, or is there a way to make sure it heals without scarring?
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 impact in the final visual performance when steroids were used or not used in the treatment of bacterial keratitis. The final "scar" and its impact on vision is not realized until a person is 12-16 months out from and infection in my experience. The cornea has a remarkable ability to heal. Intense scars can clear some with time. Every case is different. The more central the scar, the greater its impact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had Scleritis and Keratitis for 6 months last year and was treated. Now I may have Optic Neuritis and an MRI is scheduled. What can cause all 3?
Common Dz for all 3?: There is no one single disease process that links all 3 of those problems together under one roof that I'm aware of. Scleritis and keratitis....sure, why not. But ON is a totally different entity and is really the sine qua non for demyelinating disorders such as MS and other problems; Devic's Disease, etc. Good luck. ...Read more
Will the use of Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops, for 2 days (one drop four times daily) definitely cause dendrites in non-stromal-keratitis ocular HSV?
No: Not likely but definitely wise to use prophylactic anti-viral just in case. ...Read more
Acanthamoeba: Acanthamoeba is a very serious parasitic corneal infection. It is painful, difficult to treat, and often results in scarring and decreased vision. It may require surgery in the worst cases. If you are unlucky enough to have this infection it should be managed by a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in corneal surgery. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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