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
References in periodicals archive ?
Contact lens wearers exposed to any water source are at highest risk for developing Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK), a severe corneal infection that can result in painful blindness.
Keywords: Bacterial keratitis, Corneal Ulcer, Risk factors, Healing.
Microbial Keratitis or infectious corneal ulcer is due to proliferation of bacteria, fungi, viruses, parasites and the associated inflammation and tissue destruction within the cornea.
Treatment was defined as successful when there was general reduction or complete resolution of symptoms and signs such as reduction in size of giant papillae to less than one millimeter, conjunctiva hyperemia and limbal infiltrates to less than 50%, reduction in number of trantas dots to less than 50% and reduction in size of keratitis to less than 50%.
Professor Fiona Henriquez and her research team at the University of THEWEST of Scotland are investigating the causes and potential cure for acanthamoeba keratitis.
He was treated for bacterial and fungal microbial keratitis. Another instance outlines an adolescent girl who slept in lenses purchased without a prescription at a chain drug store.
EKC caused by adenovirus serotypes 8, 19, and 37 occurs in epidemics, particularly in the summer months, presents with keratitis in 80% of cases, and shows the most severe clinical course.
UK researchers have confirmed an uptick in cases of Acanthamoeba keratitis, an eye infection that most often affects contact lens wearers.
The team from the University College London (UCL) found that the risk of developing the disease Acanthamoeba keratitis was more than three times greater amongst people with poor contact lens hygiene, people who did not always wash and dry their hands before handling their lenses, reported health news.
The research team found a threefold increase in Acanthamoeba keratitis since 2011 in South-East England.
Hundreds of cases of acanthamoeba keratitis were recorded in a study in southern England.