Articles Tagged: microbial keratitis

Acanthamoeba Keratitis Symptoms And Treatment

Acanthamoeba KeratitisAcanthamoeba keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea caused by a microbial parasite. It is the most common form of microbial keratitis found in contact lens wearers. Studies have shown that among contact lens users, acanthamoeba keratitis is most prevalent in those who use soft-wear daily lenses. Symptoms of acanthamoeba keratitis include redness and pain in the eye, difficulty opening they eye as a result of pain and irritation, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, light sensitivity, and a feeling that there is foreign matter in the eye.

Microbial Keratitis And Contact Lens Relation

Microbial KeratitisMicrobial keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, the clear lens of the eye, which is caused by a bacteria, virus or fungi. Keratitis can also be caused by injury to the eye or by chronic dry eyes resulting from aging or Sjogren’s syndrome. People who wear contact lenses are at higher risk for developing microbial keratitis than the rest of the population. Studies have shown that people who use daily soft-wear contacts lenses have the highest incidence of microbial keratitis among contact lens wearers.

Herpes Viral Infection of The Eye Review

Herpes Viral Infection Of The EyeA herpes viral infection of the eye is caused by the same virus that causes cold sores herpes. Also known as ocular herpes, this condition is caused by the herpes simplex virus. When a person has a herpes viral infection of the eye, they develop a sore inside the eyelid or on the cornea itself. The cornea is the clear part of the eye. If the person has inflammation of the cornea from this virus they are said to have herpes simplex keratitis.

Anterior Uveitis Causes and Treatment

Anterior UveitisUnderlying causes for anterior uveitis remain unknown and trying to find them in most cases is a guessing game.

Anterior uveitis is extremely hard to diagnose since presenting symptoms very often mimic those of other eye conditions similar to bacterial or viral conjunctivitis. Iritis of the eye is considered a type of anterior uveitis and should be treated only by a specialist since most main stream ophthalmologists are simply not trained to address this complex condition.

Herpes Simplex Keratitis Treatment – What Are My Options?

Herpes Simplex KeratitisHerpes simplex keratitis is in layman’s terms eye herpes that is caused by a herpes virus affecting the cornea of the eye. In most cases, herpes viral infection of the eyes affects only one eye, but in very rare occurrences can spread to the other eye if left untreated.

Once, a herpes virus enters a human body, it remains there for life in a dormant asymptomatic state flaring up from time to time, once immune system shield is down due to an illness or other predisposing condition.

Contact Lens Keratitis – How to Deal with This Condition?

Contact Lens KeratitisContact lens keratitis is an inflammation of the eye cornea caused by improper contact lens hygiene, cleaning, storage and mechanical abrasions that cornea experiences with each blink of an eye. Contact lens keratitis is diagnosed in approximately 60,000 people across the globe every year according to recent medical statistics.

Improper lens selection, rough insertion and removal can all contribute to corneal damage and to bloodshot eyes causes.

7 Fungal Keratitis Facts

Fungal Keratitis