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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jun 5, 2024.

What is keratitis?

Keratitis is inflammation of the cornea. The cornea is the clear layer that covers the front of your eye. Keratitis may develop in one or both eyes.

Eye Anatomy

What causes keratitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of keratitis?

How is keratitis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and when they started. You may also need any of the following:

How is keratitis treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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How can I help manage or prevent keratitis?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my ophthalmologist?

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