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  • symptoms
  • A medical history, social history, and a review of all symptoms are often useful as well in finding the cause of keratitis. (rxlist.com)
  • Infections
  • Various types of infections, dry eyes, abnormalities of the eyelids, injury, and a large variety of underlying medical diseases may all lead to keratitis. (rxlist.com)
  • Most HSV keratitis infections happen after another part of the body-most commonly the mouth 4 -has already been infected by HSV 5 . (cdc.gov)
  • Treatment for patients with keratitis infections. (ebscohost.com)
  • silicone hydrogel
  • The article cites a study which states that people who choose to sleep in contact lenses should be advised to wear ones made of silicone hydrogel to reduce the risk of severe keratitis. (ebscohost.com)
  • pathogens
  • In vitro studies and prospective clinical trials have shown that fourth-generation fluoroquinolones are better than the older generation fluoroquinolones and are as potent as combined fortified antibiotics against common pathogens that cause bacterial keratitis. (hindawi.com)
  • Scleritis
  • Sclerosing keratitis occurs either alone (as in this case) or more frequently as an accompanying symptom of scleritis. (uiowa.edu)
  • Histopathologic
  • Kanavi MR, Foroutan AR, Kamel MR, Afsar N, Javadi MA (2007) Candida interface keratitis after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty: clinical, microbiologic, histopathologic and confocal microscopic reports. (springer.com)
  • clinical
  • The various causes of keratitis may result in different clinical presentations, so defining the location, severity, and frequency of the condition can often assist in pinpointing the exact cause. (rxlist.com)
  • or that have atypical clinical features suggestive of fungal, amoebic, or mycobacterial keratitis. (aao.org)
  • Sensitivity
  • To identify the most commonly isolated bacteria in keratitis cases admitted over a 24-month period to a public hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, and to investigate in vitro sensitivity to antibiotics. (hindawi.com)
  • treatment
  • Fourth-generation fluoroquinolones are good alternatives to standard treatment of bacterial keratitis using combined fortified topical antibiotics. (hindawi.com)
  • Early treatment of Acanthamoeba keratitis reduces long-term visual sequelae. (aao.org)
  • Unfortunately, treatment of well-established Acanthamoeba keratitis remains frustrating, since diagnosis of the condition is frequently elusive. (aao.org)
  • The use of a cycloplegic agent is an often overlooked adjunctive treatment and may decrease pain as well as synechia formation in bacterial keratitis. (aao.org)
  • The treatment of HSV keratitis usually involves medicine, including eye drops or antiviral medications taken by mouth 4 . (cdc.gov)
  • Each case of HSV keratitis is unique, and an eye doctor should determine the best treatment for each patient. (cdc.gov)
  • Purpose: To evaluate the effect of corneal crosslinking (CXL) in the treatment of infectious keratitis resistant to medical treatment, and investigate the relation with the CXL outcome to the etiologic agent. (ebscohost.com)
  • risk
  • What are the risk factors for keratitis? (rxlist.com)
  • The use of contact lenses increases the risk of developing keratitis, especially if hygiene is poor, improper solutions are used to store and clean the lenses, or if contact lenses are worn improperly or in the presence of persistent irritation. (rxlist.com)
  • Disturbances of immune function through diseases such as AIDS or the use of medications such as corticosteroids or chemotherapy also increase the risk of developing keratitis. (rxlist.com)
  • Patching the eye of a contact-lens-wearing patient with a corneal abrasion is not advised because of the increased risk of bacterial keratitis. (aao.org)
  • People who have had HSV keratitis are at risk for recurrences of the same infection 2 . (cdc.gov)
  • High risk of keratitis with extended wear contact lenses. (ebscohost.com)