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Acute Persistent Visual Loss: Keratitis

Keratitis

What causes it?
Infection, inflammation, trauma and drying. They cause opacification or erosion of the cornea. Blurred vision is usually sudden, and accompanied by pain, foreign-body sensation, and an hyperemic conjunctiva.

What to do?
Refer within 24 hours unless the cause is a mild abrasion of foreign body that you can remove.

To learn more, go to Red Eye: Keratitis.

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