Keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea ie. the clear, dome-shaped tissue on the front of our eye that covers the pupil and iris.
Signs and symptoms of keratitis include:
Causes of keratitis include:
Factors that may increase risk of keratitis include:
Contact lenses-Wearing contact lenses especially sleeping in the lenses increases risk of both infectious and noninfectious keratitis. The risk typically stems from wearing them longer than recommended, improper disinfection or wearing contact lenses while swimming.
Keratitis is more common in people who use extended-wear contacts, or wear contacts continuously, than in those who use daily wear contacts and take them out at night.
If one wear contact lenses, proper use, cleaning and disinfecting can help prevent keratitis. Follow these tips:
AURUM MET : Useful for keratitis when orbits feel sore and tense.There is pain in bones around the eyes. Also very useful for photophobia.Given when cornea looks vascular and experiences pain from inwards.There is constant lachrymation.Recommended when patient see fiery objects, black spots, flames and sparkles before the eyes. Useful when condition are worse from sunset to sunrise.Suitable medicine for syphilitic and mercurial patients, nervous and hysterical women.
MERC SOL : Very useful for syphilitic keratitis with burning pain.Given when lids are thick, swollen and scurfy, agglutinated in the morning.Also given when lids close spasmodically.Very helpul in photophobia ,foggy vision, black spots, sparks and flames before the eyes.
SULPHUR : Very useful for parenchymatous keratitis where the cornea looks like ground glass.There is painful inflammation of the eyes as if from the presence of a foreign body.Helpful medicine for first stage of ulceration of cornea.Very useful for photophobia with parenchymatous keratitis.There is heat and burning in eyes with bursting sensation having quivering of eyelids.
CONIUM : Useful for keratitis with photophobia and excessive lachrymation. There is corneal pustules with burning in the eyes.Also useful for Diplopia with keratitis.
KALI BICHROME : Very useful for keratitis when mucous membrances is especially affected.Useful for Corneal ulcers without pain and photophobia. Recommendeed when there is supraorbital neuralgia mostly right sided. There is slight pain with severe ulceration and inflammation. Useful for dense opacities of the cornea.Suitable edicine for Photophobia which occur only by daylight.
HEPAR SULPH : Useful for keratitis having tendency to haemorrhage and ulceration.There is great sensitiveness to touch and air.There is pain in the eyes as if pulled back into the head with soreness of eyeballs which are sore to touch.Very useful in psoric and scrofulous diathesis.
SILICEA : Useful for pustular or perforating keratitis.There is inflammation of eyes with an affinity for the canthi, with sharp pains.Also there is tender to touch.Given when there is aversion to light, especially daylight, produces dazzling.Useful for perforating or sloughing ulcer of cornea.
OR AS DIRECTED BY PHYSICIAN