Which are the symptoms?
Patients affected by infectious keratitis may present a red eye, blurry vision and pain. Associated risk factors for the development of keratitis are: inappropriate contact lens use, topical steroid medications, trauma, severe dry eye and systemic conditions such as diabetes.
How is it diagnosed?
Diagnosis is performed using slit-lamp examination and corneal scraping with microbiological evaluation and culture of the corneal specimens.
How is it treated?
Treatments for infectious keratitis are specific and directed towards the involved pathogen.