• Can I Treat Keratitis Myself?


    Question:

    I have an infection in my eye that I believe is a form of keratitis. What medicine do I need to get over the counter to help me? I am a contact lens wearer and this is not the first time this has happened. But this time it's much worse. I never sleep in my lenses but I have a big history of these infections. It is very painful to be anywhere with too much light.


    Answer:

    This may be a bacterial infection and requires immediate evaluation and treatment. Over-the-counter drops do not treat this and delay in treatment can be very harmful to your vision. Please see an ophthalmologist immediately.


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