keratitis


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ker·a·ti·tis

 (kĕr′ə-tī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the cornea.

keratitis

(ˌkɛrəˈtaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the cornea

ker•a•ti•tis

(ˌkɛr əˈtaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the cornea.
[1855–60]

keratitis

an inflamed condition of the cornea.
See also: Eyes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.keratitis - inflammation of the cornea causing watery painful eyes and blurred vision
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
Translations

ker·a·ti·tis

n. queratitis, infl. de la córnea;
interstitial ______ intersticial;
mycotic ______ micótica, queratomicosis, infección fungal de la córnea;
trophic ______ trófica, causada por el virus del herpes.

keratitis

n queratitis f
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Investigations have found that prolonged use of contact lens can cause microbial keratitis and corneal ulcers.
The researchers, led by Jacob Thyssen, MD, PhD, of the department of dermatology and allergy, Herlev and Gentofte Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Hellerup, Denmark, found that 12% of patients with mild AD and 19% of those with severe AD were prescribed at least one anti-inflammatory ocular medication commonly used to treat conjunctivitis or keratitis, compared with only 4.
Objective: To study the post-treatment visual outcome of fungal keratitis.
Exclusion criteria were corneal thickness < 370 um at thinnest location, corneal epithelial healing disorders, previous herpes keratitis, corneal melting disorders, pregnancy, continuous eye rubbing habits (especially when associated with down syndrome, CL wearing, floppy eyelid syndrome, and nervous habitual eye rubbing) and corneal scarring.
925 from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) -- a recently recognized level of gene expression regulation -- in bacterial keratitis - an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria -- as well as for the identification of new therapeutic targets and alternative treatment strategies.
The incidence of viral keratitis in India has shown a steep rise due to improved socioeconomic changes and indiscriminate widespread use of antibiotics and corticosteroids.
Bacterial keratitis is a serious ocular infectious disease that can threaten vision.
In India, ocular trauma, infectious keratitis, corneal ulceration and post-infectious keratitis corneo-iridic scars contribute significantly to the paediatric ocular morbidity whereas in adults, the major causes of corneal blindness include bacterial, fungal or viral keratitis, hereditary corneal dystrophy and eye injuries.
Each year, bacterial infections cause around 6,000 cases of a severe eye condition known as microbial keratitis which can lead to sight-loss and vision impairment.
Keratitis (corneal ulcer) is an umbrella term for an inflammatory or infectious event that is characterized by redness, pain and sometimes decreased vision.
Corneal injury/ulceration appeared as the most common problem followed by acute conjunctivitis, unclassified eye ball problem, blepharitis, chronic conjunctivitis and keratitis.