WHAT IS HERPETIC, BACTERIAL, AND FUNGAL KERATITIS - OPHTHALMOLOGY

Keratitis: What It Is, Symptoms, Types and Treatment



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Keratitis is the inflammation of the outer part of the eye, known as the cornea, which arises especially when incorrectly used contact lenses, as this may favor infection by microorganisms. There are 3 main types of keratitis: Herpetic keratitis is a common type of viral keratitis that occurs in cases of herpes or shingles; Bacterial or fungal keratitis: they are caused by bacteria or fungi that may be present in contact lenses or contaminated water from lakes, for example; Acanthamoeba keratitis: is a serious infection caused by a parasite that can develop in contact lenses, especially those t