Keratoconjunctivitis

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What is Keratoconjunctivitis?

When the cornea of the eye is inflamed, the condition is called keratitis; when the conjunctiva is inflamed, it is called conjunctivitis. Therefore, Keratoconjunctivitis is an inflammation of both the cornea and conjunctiva. This condition occurs when the eye collects particles that trigger an allergic reaction.

Symptoms of Keratoconjunctivitis

  • Itchy, red, watery eyes
  • Swollen eyelids
  • Sensitivity to sunlight
  • Symptoms usually disappear during cold weather and become weaker over time.

    Treatment for Keratoconjunctivitis

    Antihistamine and corticosteroid may be prescribed and can be administered through oral means or as eye drops. Corticosteroid should not be used in the long term because of their side effects and the possibility of infections and deterioration of vision.