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Is there a cure for keratitis?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If your keratitis is identified and treated early, then you should make a full recovery. Often, keratitis is caused by a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection, and taking antibiotic, antiviral, or antifungal medications can eliminate the infection and return your eye to normal. If your keratitis does not get treatment promptly, however, your cornea may sustain permanent damage. Sometimes, transplants of cornea tissue can restore eyesight, but there is still a chance you will face some permanent vision loss.

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