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How do medications treat keratitis?

If your keratitis is caused by a bacterium, virus, or fungus, then antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal medications will be prescribed. These medications treat keratitis by killing the underlying bacteria, virus, or fungus that has infected your eye. In some cases, steroids may be included in your eye drop medications, because they help bring down the inflammation.

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