Keratitis could be a condition during which the eye's tissue layer, the front a part of the attention, becomes inflamed. The condition is commonly marked by moderate to intense pain and requently involves any of the subsequent symptoms: pain, impaired sight, photophobia, red eye and a 'gritty' sensation.
Treatment of Keratitis depends on the cause of the keratitis. Infectious keratitis can progress rapidly, and generally requires urgent antibacterial, antifungal, or antiviral therapy to eliminate the pathogen. Antibacterial solutions include levofloxacin, gatifloxacin, moxifloxacin, ofloxacin.
Results Of the 223 patients recruited, 59 (26%) wore contact lenses. Corneal scrapes yielded positive cultures from 77 patients (35% overall, 56 non-CLW, 21 CLW). The annual incidence of MK was 0.63 per 10 000 population and 3.4 per 10 000 CLW with rates for daily, extended and rigid lens wear of 3.09, 9.30 and 0.44 per 10 000 CLW respectively. Ongoing Research is being done at Keratitis Centers.