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Home Remedies For Corneal Inflammation
Inflammation of the cornea could be the result of systemic or local inflammation or infection. UV light exposure along with working in a dusty environment or with toxic chemicals can also have an effect on or aggravate cornea inflammation. Try some artificial tears (Systane Balance or HypoTears) 3 times a day for a week and if you're no better see an ...Read more
See an eye doctor: It depends on the cause. You must see an eye doctor to determine the cause, treatment, and prognosis. ...Read more
Redness and blurring: Inflammation of the cornea could be the result of systemic or local inflammation or infection. UV light exposure along with working in a dusty environment or with toxic chemicals can also have an effect on or aggravate cornea inflammation. Try some artificial tears (Systane Balance or HypoTears) 3 times a day for a week and if you're no better see an ophthalmologist/ preferably cornea specialist ...Read more
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
Topical steroids: Inflammation is typically treated with steroid eye drops such as durezol, (difluprednate) pred forte, or lotemax. Just as important is knowing the cause of the inflammation so that the underlying problem can be treated. Inflammation is a common response to some type of insult or disease. Steroids can have serious side effects and are usually used for a limited time. Treating the underlying cause is critical. ...Read more
Mentholatum: Consider Vicks vaporub to chest. It has natural menthal smell in petroleum base. It causes decreased swelling in nasal passages and can decrease cough irritation also. This would be good for a cold virus. However if allergic rhinitis "allergies" consider keep windows in home and car closed, avoid pets in home, no cigarette smoking in home, and hepa filter and vacuum with hepa filter. ...Read more
Yesterday I saw eye doc. Diluted eye exam showed eyes are good free from disease except some eye inflammation. What caused that. Any otc/home remedy?
No: "eye inflammation"is not normal. It is a very non-specific diagnosis. Ask your doctor what he meant. ...Read more
See an eye doctor: The cornea can swell as a result of several conditions, but true inflammation is much less common and is often a result of infection. Regradless of the cause, any decreased vision from corneal swelling should be evaluated by an eye doctor. There are usually very good treatment options available. ...Read more
Corneal infection: The cornea is the clear window in the front of your eye. Your tears and the surface cells of the cornea, or epithelium, normally protect the cornea from infection. When these protective layers are compromised, bacteria can enter the stroma, or core layer of the cornea, and cause vision-threatening infection. Commonest cause: misuse of soft contact lenses (poor care hygiene, overwear). ...Read more
Varies: Based on the microbe causing the ulcer, the size, the location and depth of involvement. The range is days to several months. Also, recovery of what aspect? Treating the ulcer can be considered recovery, but if left over scar is in the center of your the cornea, the vision doesn't necessarily recover. Too many variables, best to discuss with your ophthalmologist. ...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 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
Does having keratitis once make you more likely to get it again? I had a really bad case of keratitis, with corneal ulcers. Do I need to be extra careful with my eyes to be sure I don't get it again? .
To short answer is a definite "yes."
as has been pointed out above, "keratitis" is a rare condition when one looks at the entire population. There are many forms and many causes. A there is typically a "trigger" that can be identified by your eye care professional. Sometimes this trigger may be present forever making recurrence likely (herpes simplex infection / rosacea keratitis). Sometimes the trigger may be easy to control and stop (contact lens wear).
Therefore, if it is a factor caused about by your activity (ie contact lens wear), experience tells me you are likely to get it again if you continue with contact lens use. If a patient experiences cornea scaring and vision loss due to contact lens use, I typically recommend an alternative vision correction method. Another episode of infection or inflammation is very likely to lead to more vision loss - in general we should do everything to control preventable forms of vision loss. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for a child (4 yr) diagnosed with iritis inflammation? Never complained any pain before but diagnosed with this condition.
Working with your MD:
Working with your MD, sometimes an ophthalmologist and Rheumatologist may need to collaborate on treatment plans.
This site has more background information:
http://www. Aapos. Org/terms/conditions/62
More information: Filamentary keratitis is most commonly due to dry eye syndrome but can result from a number of corneal diseases. Mucous filaments form and can cause pain. Treatment includes removing the filaments and using copious amounts of artificial tears. A medication called mucomyst (acetylcysteine) may also help. A bandage contact lens may also help. ...Read more
Need Eye MD: This condition should be managed by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Depends: On what the cause of the inflammation is. If it's from an infection then appropriate anti-infectives like antibiotic or antiviral are fine. If it's from an autoimmune problem then sometimes steroids or stronger immunosuppresants are necessary. If it's from run of the mill osteoarthritis then simple non-steroidal antiinflammatories can be fine. ...Read more
I Have a high sedimentation rate (significant inflammation). what's the next step for treatment and where to go?
In the case of suspected sirs (systemic inflammation response syndrome) what should be done and how quickly? Is there a standard treatment?
Admission: People with sirs are acutely ill and need admission to a hospital. They need IV fluids and a work up for a source of infection. ...Read more
I feel like I have some kind of inflammation in my rib cage (particularly on my left side). What could cause it and what treatment is available?
Pleuritis/chondritis: Sounds like pleurisy which is an inflammation on the lining of your lungs. Actually quite common and caused by various infections or inflammation triggers. Typically antiinflammatories (aspirin, naproxen, etc) that are over the counter are helpful. In some people it can be more serious so if it is persistent or not helped by over the counter pain relievers, seek help. ...Read more
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
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more