Keratitis viral


An Overview of Keratitis Viral

Keratitis viral is an infection of the cornea. Normal healthy cornea has a thin outer membrane that helps protect the eye from microorganisms or other foreign particles. But if this outer membrane is weakened, the virus can gain entry. This can cause an infection, redness, swelling, and sometimes vision problems in the affected area. Many viruses can cause keratitis, including herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, adenovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus.

Common symptoms of Keratitis viral include pain, light sensitivity, blurred vision and redness in the eye. In some cases, the virus can cause scarring or ulceration of the cornea and can be sight-threatening if left untreated.

The diagnosis of keratitis viral typically starts with a physical examination of the eye. A doctor may take sample of corneal tissue for lab testing to confirm the presence of the virus. Treatment typically involves antiviral medications and steroid eye drops. Surgery may be needed to treat some cases.


The best way to prevent Keratitis viral is to avoid contact with the virus. Here are some simple tips to keep your eyes healthy:

  • Wash your hands regularly and avoid touching your eyes.
  • Wear sunglasses that provide 100 percent UV protection.
  • Avoid sharing items that come in contact with your eyes, such as contact lenses, towels, washcloths, and eye makeup.
  • Avoid swimming in ponds, lakes, or rivers.
  • Schedule regular eye checkups.

If you suspect you may have Keratitis viral, see an eye specialist as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent vision loss.