Is an inflammation, irritation and ulceration in the cornea, which is a transparent part covering the iris.

Causes

  • Bad use of contact lenses.
  • Bacterial, viral, or fungal infections.
  • Pollution and lack of hygiene in crowded places.
  •  Use of utensils of infected person.
  • Corneal scars which will easily cause Keratitis if there is no medical treatment.
  • Dry eyes because of disorders of the eyelid or diminished ability to form tears.
  • Foreign objects lodged in the eye.

Symptoms

  • Redness.
  • Pain.
  • Photopia.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Tearing.
  • Eyelid adhesion.
  • Difficulty to eye opening.

Prevention

  • Contact lenses wearer should always use sterile lens-cleaning and disinfecting solutions. Tap water is not sterile and should not use for contact lenses cleaning.
  • Trimming nails to prevent causing scars to the cornea while you are wearing contact lenses
  • It is not recommended to use contact lenses during sleeping or swimming.
  • Remove contact lenses in case of eye irritation or redness.
  •  Maintain a well-balanced diet.
  • Using protective glasses during work or play in dangerous situations can reduce Keratitis Development.
  • Contact the doctor if you have pain, decreed vision, and redness.

 

 

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