What is it?
Keratitis is an inflammation of the transparent dome covering the eye.
What are the symptoms?
Symptoms of keratitis include redness of the eye, pain in the eye, a sensitivity to light and a loss of vision, such as a blurry vision. A discharge of the eye or excessive tearing may also occur.
What to expect?
Get an urgent appointment on the same day with your GP or seek immediate medical help if you think you may have keratitis.
If you are diagnosed with keratitis, you can consider discussing the following subjects with your doctor:
- Keratitis can be caused by noninfectious and infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses and parasites. What is the caused of your condition?
- Often an eye specialist looks after patients with keratitis for further evaluation and management. Is this the case for you as well?
- What treatment option doing you have?
- A healthy diet, quitting smoking, and an active lifestyle can help improve your overall health and well-being. Which changes can you make in your lifestyle?