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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
68 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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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