Bacterial keratitis can have various causes, including:
• Contact lens use, especially extended-wear lenses;
• Use of contaminated eye medicine or other solution applied to the eye;
• Use of topical steroids;
• Recent corneal disease;
• Trauma or injury;
• Reduced immunity due to diabetes, alcoholism or poor nutrition.
If you experience any bacterial keratitis symptoms such as pain, reduced vision, light sensitivity and tearing or discharge from your eye, see an ophthalmologist immediately. Bacterial keratitis treatment must be started right away to prevent possible blindness.
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