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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Clinicians should be vigilant in diagnosing and treating fungal keratitis, and users of MoistureLoc should discontinue the use of this product," the CDC investigators said (JAMA 2006;296:953-63).
Federal, state, and local health officials are investigating at least 109 cases of Fusarium keratitis in which the use of a contact lens solution may have played a role.
The source of an apparent spike in Fusarium keratitis infections linked to the ReNu with MoistureLoc contact-lens solution remains unknown, and it could be weeks before an explanation is found, its chief executive, Ron Zarrella, said Wednesday.
Recently, reports have surfaced that saprobic fungi, as well as fungi pathogenic for plants, have evolved as human pathogens; reported cases have involved skin infections, endocarditis, brain abscess, onychomycosis, keratitis, mycetoma, bronchopulmonary disease, and rhinosinusitis.
Microbial keratitis caused by bacteria is the most serious response seen during lens wear (1 in 1000 wearers) and can lead to vision impairment and, in serious cases, to permanent vision loss.
has received a $100,000 grant from the National Eye Institute, a member agency of the National Institute of Health, to study the use of ECI developed Protector Proteins to combat microbial keratitis.
Recently, contact lens solutions containing ethyl mercury (thimerosal) caused blepharoconjunctivitis and punctate keratitis in many contact lens wearers.
The condition, known as keratitis, is caused by the water-borne amoeba acanthamoeba, which causes ulcers on the cornea.
Stromal keratitis occurs when the virus invades the inner layer of the eye's cornea where it can lead to scarring and loss of vision.
The study's investigation demonstrated that the risk of developing ulcerative keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) is four to five times greater for extended-wear contact users than for daily-wear users.
It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Keratitis.
This gives patients across England and Wales access to the first and only eye drops licensed for the treatment of severe keratitis in patients with dry eye disease in the UK.