Keratitis is an inflammation
of the eye, located in the cornea. It appears as significant pain
, reddening of the conjunctiva, which is the white portion of the eye, sensitivity to light, a watery eye, and sometimes a decrease in visual acuity
. The diagnosis can be made after administering colored eye drops which highlight a corneal injury. Keratitis may be due to various causes: it can be related to a virus
, types of adenovirus most frequently, or herpes
, a traumatic lesion
, elevated or prolonged exposure to the sun, but also in connection with the evolution of some generalized diseases
. Treatment depends on the cause.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:46 AM by Jeff.