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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
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Keratitis (Overview)

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 causes redness and pain.


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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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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
71 doctors shared insights

Keratitis (Overview)

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 causes redness and pain.


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My mother has suffered from RA for over 20yrs, she's 64. She's been recently diagnosed with peripheral ulcerative keratitis. Can you tell me what you know about this disease?

My mother has suffered from RA for over 20yrs, she's 64. She's been recently diagnosed with peripheral ulcerative keratitis. Can you tell me what you know about this disease?

With : With all the information in internet , you could find information in many places , medscape is a good source http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1195980-overview peripheral ulcerative keratitis is a disease of the cornea that is inmunologic in origin and is associated with rheumatoid arthritis also an inmunologic disease. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have conjunctivitis or keratitis?

I need help! How do I know if I have conjunctivitis or keratitis?

Only a doctor can : You needs to schedule appointment to be evaluated. Those cannot be differentiated without an exam by a licensed provider. Remember, time is very crucial when it comes to eye problems. ...Read more

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Can eye drops treat keratitis?

Usually: Keratitis is a partial breakdown of the surface of the cornea. It can be infectious, neurogenic or simply from dryness. If your ophthalmologist has eliminated anything serious or chronic, eye drops can be helpful. ...Read more

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What is keratitis punctata and how is it treated?

No such disease : No such disease or syndrome exists. More information is necessary, because there is a diagnosis of just keratitis which is just a word to describe an inflammation of the cornea. ...Read more

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What do you know about keratitis filamentosa, and what sort of treatment options are available?

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

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Acanthamoeba keratitis. What treatments have worked?

Acanthamoeba keratitis. What treatments have worked?

Options: Phmb, chlohexidine, brolene acanhtamoeba can be difficult to manage. Different combinations of medications may be tried. See a corneal specialist soon. ...Read more

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My doctor says I have a condition called filamentary keratitis ? Is there a cure ?

Dryness: This is usually caused by eye dryness. The course depends upon the cause - is it spontaneous or due to drug use or treatment for some systemic disease. Treatment is a series of eyedrops, plugging the drains for tear outflow (punctal plugs), therapeutic contacts, some prescription medications like steroids or Restasis and occasionally more advanced methods. See your ophthalmologist. ...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 much does having dry eyes increase your risk of keratitis if you also wear contact? My eye doctor told me to be sure to keep my contacts moist with wetting drops to reduce my chances of getting keratitis. I do, but i'm worried i'm still risking my eye

Depending : Depending on the severity of your dry eye, the keratitis can form earlier or later. If you suffer from any form of dry eye, a good option would be to use preservative free artificial tears throughout the day to lubricate your eyes. If keratitis forms you must stop the usage of contact lenses and consult an eye doctor before using your contacts again. ...Read more

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What is keratitis?

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. ...Read more

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What is thygesons keratitis?

What is thygesons keratitis?

Uncommon: Disorder of the cornea where these little bumps appear that stain a little. The eye is otherwise pretty quiet. Usually treated with steroid drops. ...Read more

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What is filamentary keratitis?

Ummm...: An uncommon disorder where the tear film of the eye is not normal, and the mucus in the tear film settles down on the cornea in the shape of little strings attached at the base, wiping to and fro with each blink. Caused by dry eye, some infections, ptosis. A nuisance more than a serious problem. Treatable with scraping, mucolytics, mild steroid drops, discontinuation of some drops. ...Read more

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What can I do about keratitis ?

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. ...Read more

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What does keratitis punctata do?

Not much: Usually due to dry eye- the surface of the cornea gets a little beat up. Its a non-specific sign. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have keratitis?

See eye md: Keratitis can only be diagnosed through a microscopic examination of the eye by a professional. Keratitis symptoms are sensitivity to light, tearing, blurred vision and eye pain. ...Read more

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Can you briefly explain about keratitis?

Various causes: Keratitis is a non-specific term that essentially means inflammation of the cornea. It can occur at different layers of the cornea, and for different causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Corneal Inflammation (Definition)

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