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How does keratitis affect the body?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Typically, keratitis is associated with physical damage to the cornea, the outermost layer of the eye. The cornea may become scratched by a contact lens or foreign particle, inflaming the eye and making it susceptible to ulcers or infections. If a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection caused your keratitis, then the unwanted bacteria in your eye infects the eye tissue, causing the irritation, wateriness, and other negative symptoms.

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