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Is keratitis a bacterial eye infection?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Yes, bacteria may cause keratitis, which makes it a type of bacterial eye infection. Keratitis should be taken seriously as it can lead to permanent vision loss or blindness. People who wear contact lenses may suffer from keratitis if they do not properly care for their contact lenses.

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