Keratitis or corneal ulcer causes can include:
Fungal infection (from plant material in the eye);
Improper cleaning and/or care for contact lenses;
Wearing contact lenses too long;
Injury (scratch); or
Vitamin A deficiency (rare).
Image reprinted, with permission, from Schwab IR, External Disease and Cornea: A Multimedia Collection, San Francisco: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 1994.
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