Keratitis

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What is keratitis?

Keratitis is a condition in which the eye's cornea, the front part of the eye, becomes inflamed. Keratitis has multiple causes including bacterial, fungal, or viral infections. Keratitis may also develop in patients with autoimmune and chronic connective tissue diseases.

Common symptoms reported by people with keratitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with keratitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
keratitis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
keratitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pred Forte)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
keratitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tobradex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
keratitis (1)

Data from patients with keratitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with keratitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
keratitis (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
blurry vision Hospitalization
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
keratitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pred Forte)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
keratitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tobradex)
Perceived effectiveness
for keratitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
eye pain
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
keratitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with keratitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has keratitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 4
30s 7
40s 5
50s 9
60s 8
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 2
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 5
Female 28

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 21
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from keratitis patients who have completed their condition history
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