Does keratitis affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Keratitis can happen to anyone. However, many of the causes and risks for keratitis tend to be more common in adults. For example, more adults than children wear contact lenses, which, if improperly cared for, can lead to keratitis. Adults have also had more time to have had recurring cases of herpes simplex, which is another risk factor for keratitis. For these reasons, keratitis may be a bigger concern for adults than for children.

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