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Can keratitis cause blindness ?

Will keratitis lead to blindness? Is it possible? If so, how can I stop it?
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  • ejg29


    Keratitis means the inflammation of the cornea. Superficial keratitis could be heal completely, while, the severe ulcerative keratitis, the cornea may perforate, which is an extremely serious situation, which may cause permanent damage to the eye, even blindness. Treatment depends on the cause of the keratitis, take the doctor's suggestion, wish you recover soon.
  • Cameron


    Keratitis is a medical term which refers to all kinds of infections and irritations of cornea. Without proper a timely treatment, it can lead to blindness. There are many causes for keratitis and lead to different types of keratitis with differernt results and treatments. Keratitis might be caused by virus, bacteria, rheumatism or injury to eyes and allergies. Keratitis makes eyes watering, red, painful, and sensitive to light and vision blurred and discharge. If your keratitis is caused by herpex virus, you can find white spot on your cornea. Poor nutrition and living condition could increase the risk for keratitis, especially lack of Vitamin A. If you wear contact lenses, you have to pay more of your attention to sanity of your eyes and contacts. Wash them every day with care solution and rub them softely with your figure tip. Don't wear them too long a day, less than 6-10 hours per day depending on what type of contacts you wear. If you are trying to cure your keratitis, please go to hospital and see an oculist, who could diagnosis what type of keratitis you are suffering from now, and give you proper treatment. Hope you get well soon.
  • Erin rupert


    Yes, the serious keratitis will lead to blindness. It is possible if you don't treat the keratitis and let it develop into the serious situation. You should use the eye drops with anti-inflammation to release the keratitis. You could also take some medical treatment to cure the keratitis. Only curing the keratitis can you avoid the dangerous happening of getting blindness.