Keratitis is a condition characterized by painful inflammation and swelling of the cornea. Keratitis may be caused by trauma, chemical exposure, thermal injury or infection. Vision is usually impaired. Improper contact lens care is a frequent culprit.
Reduction of visual clarity, corneal discharges, painful inflammation; corneal scarring in more severe cases
Antibiotic eye drops for minor corneal infections; more intensive antibiotic or antifungal treatment and possibly corticosteroid therapy in more severe cases