Keratitis occurs when the dry eye is uncontrolled and begins causing inflammation on the cornea. The cornea is a clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of your eye that contributes to your vision. This inflammation causes vision fluctuations and eye discomfort and tells us the dry eye is at a more advanced stage. Due to the cornea being highly innervated, any defect of the cornea can cause eye pain, discomfort, redness, light sensitivity and discharge.
There are various treatment options for the keratitis depending on severity, such as artificial tears, ointments, steroid eye drops, immunomodulators, autologous serum tears and amniotic membrane. If left untreated, keratitis can lead to serious complications, such as nerve damage and decreased vision. Our main goal is to bring down the inflammation immediately and maintain a good quality tear film to prevent regression.