Patient Comments: Keratitis - Signs and Symptoms

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Discuss the signs and symptoms associated with your keratitis. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Anonymous, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 12

I was diagnosed with keratitis from my ophthalmologist today. I awoke this morning and out my contacts in my eyes and noticed a little drying in my eyes and what appeared to be a film that coated both eyes. I left for work and noticed my vision "cloudy" or being hazy. It was almost like you were standing in the middle of a room when someone had burned something on the stove in the kitchen. I tried taken my contacts out and cleaning the lenses but the cloudy, hazy effect remained the same. I went to my eye doctor that evening and he said it was a moderate case of keratitis and that it may have been due to the over wear of my contacts and have somehow contaminated the lenses I had just replaced a week and a half ago. Now I am unable to wear my contact lenses for a week and was prescribed prescription eye drops.

Comment from: Flash, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

With my current limbic keratitis, I had fairly quick onset of redness, burning, stinging, tearing and sensitivity to light. Because of past problems I"ve had with conjunctival and corneal issues, I called my doctor right away and was able to be seen the same day. My ophthalmologist is a cornea specialist.

Comment from: HappyMommy, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

My symptoms for keratitis did not include itching at the beginning. I woke up with some dull headache and my right eye felt swollen. I could not open my eyes in brightly lit rooms and couldn't stare at anything that radiated light. My eye was quite teary and it was as though some foreign little object was in it. It itched from time to time but was not that often.

Comment from: Bsimon, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 26

I was diagnosed with keratitis. The infection has cleared but it has left me with the issue that if I strain my eyes they get tired and blurred. Therefore my vision isn't back to normal.

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