Keratitis: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment 

Keratitis is an inflammatory condition that affects the cornea of your eye. The transparent layer that protects the iris and pupil is called the cornea. Keratitis can lead to infection or damage to the eye.

The condition is quite common and can affect anyone. As compared to those who don’t wear contacts, contact lens wearers may develop keratitis more frequently. You can help prevent this problem in either situation by taking action. Immediately see your doctor if you have keratitis.

Symptoms of keratitis

You are likely to suspect keratitis before it fully occurs. Common symptoms of keratitis include:

  • red eyes
  • pain and irritation in the affected eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • vision changes, such as blurriness or inability to see
  • Eye discharge
  • inability to open your eye
  • excessive tearing

It is important to get immediate treatment for keratitis to avoid complications and prevent worsening of the condition. When you start to experience the symptoms can determine the type of keratitis. For example, bacterial keratitis symptoms can appear right away.