• What are the signs that corneal keratitis is healing?


    Question:

    What are the signs that tell you corneal keratitis is healing up?


    Answer:

    Corneal keratitis (painful inflammation of the clear, dome-shaped window at the front of the eye) applies to a wide group of disorders each with different causes and treatments. However, in the most common form (epithelial keratitis), on the outermost layer of the cornea, patients feel a foreign body sensation (feeling like something is in your eye), especially when blinking. Depending on what layer of the cornea is affected, other common symptoms include eye redness, pain, light sensitivity, and hazy vision. Signs to the patient that they are healing are diminishment of their symptoms. Similarly, from the ophthalmologist's perspective, we look for improvement of the corneal inflammation, until it appears back to normal.


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