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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Punctate Keratitis

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Keratitis (Definition)

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


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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes keratitis to come back?

Keratitis: Refers to inflammation of the cornea, the clear covering of the eye. There are many possible causes of keratitis, so there's no way to answer your question unless i knew the cause of your eye problem. ...Read more

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Keratitis sicca and astigmatism cause and best treatment?

Keratitis sicca and astigmatism cause and best treatment?

Lubricate: Most likely astigmatism is genetic, treat with glasses, contacts, or surgery. Keratitis sicca is from dry eyes, treat with artificial tears and oral omega-3's. ...Read more

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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? .

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?

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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 more

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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?

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

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Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Symptoms and causes of corneal inflammation or iris inflammation (iritis)?

Ophthalmologist: Only an ophthalmologist is going to be able to sort this out, and pretty easily. Yes, there are literally thousands of causes of these conditions. ...Read more

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What is acanthamoba keratitis?

What is acanthamoba keratitis?

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

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What is the difference between keratitis and iritis?

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 more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal Inflammation (Definition)

Corneal inflammation refers to irritation of the cornea, which is the clear tissue of the eye ...Read more