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How is keratitis diagnosed?

There are many conditions that can lead to eye irritation, like allergies or hay fever. So your doctor might not be able to diagnose your keratitis by your symptoms alone. A series of eye tests will probably be administered. Some of these tests will survey the health of the cornea, like a fluorescein stain, a keratometry, or an exam of the cornea's damage. Other tests include tear tests, refraction tests, and tests that measure your eye's reflexes and ability to see. These tests will be able to pinpoint a keratitis diagnosis.

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