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What is Keratitis?

Description of the Disease

Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, the membrane located in the front part of the eye. It is a serious condition that can lead to vision impairment.


Keratitis is classified into infectious and non-infectious (no infectious cause) types.


  • Pain in the eye
  • Redness of the cornea
  • Feeling of a foreign body
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Vision impairment


The main causes of keratitis are infections (bacterial, viral, fungal), trauma, contact lenses, allergic reactions.


To diagnose keratitis, an eye examination, visual acuity measurement, and bacteriological studies are conducted.


Treatment of keratitis depends on its type and cause. It includes the use of antibiotics, antifungal agents, steroid eye drops, and sometimes surgical intervention may be required.


To prevent keratitis, it is recommended to use contact lenses correctly, avoid eye trauma, and observe hygiene rules.


The treatment and diagnosis of keratitis are carried out by an ophthalmologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.