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When most people experience red, irritated, and watery eyes, they probably assume they have allergies. But sometimes, these and other symptoms could indicate a potentially more problematic issue known as keratitis. At Space Center Eye Associates, our Clear Lake optometry staff has helped hundreds of Texans find relief from their acute keratitis condition. We want everyone to understand more about this condition and what to do if you believe you or a loved one is suffering from it.
Eye anatomy 101: your cornea is the clear dome-like shape that lies on top of the colored part of your eye; it's critical for helping light enter and focus correctly in the eye so you can see.
If and when the cornea becomes inflamed and irritated, a person can be said to have keratitis (aka corneal ulcer). This type of inflammatory process can happen due to one of the several underlying causes, including:
In rare cases, keratitis may also be caused by a Vitamin A deficiency.
Keratitis can range from mild to severe, and without treatment it can become worse over time. Some of the most common symptoms noted include:
If you believe you have keratitis, see a Houston eye doctor as soon as possible. Treatment is necessary, otherwise keratitis can devolve into even more complicated problems like blindness.
It's also important to see an eye doctor because otherwise, you may not know exactly what's causing your keratitis condition. During an eye exam, one of our Clear Lake optometrists can evaluate your eyes and your clinical history, then devise the most appropriate treatment plan based on your needs.
Common treatments for keratitis includes services such as:
At Space Center Eye Associates, our dedicated team of Clear Lake optometrists is proud to serve the Houston area with excellence in vision and eye care services. If you believe you're suffering from signs and symptoms of keratitis or any other eye problem, then call Space Center Eye Associates today at 281-480-1002. We're happy to accept new patients and are always offering certain specials!
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