Patient Comments: Keratitis - Treatment

What treatments, medications, or therapies did you receive for your keratitis?

Comment from: NanaB, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

I've had keratitis for almost 4 years, ever since I had shingles in my left eye and side of head. I've been taking acyclovir and many different eye drops over the years. My eye burns, hurts, is sensitive to light, and I'll never be able to wear contacts. Cornea specialist said there was nothing he could do. I wish I had better news. I am hoping for miracle!

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Comment from: joeavi59, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 04

I have had keratitis for over a month now. I have seen 2 different eye surgeons and have been taking steroid eye drops and antibiotics also but nothing has worked so far. My eye feels like it is on fire and I have a hard time driving because of the sensitivity to light. I am scheduled to see this doctor again on Monday. I hope that they find a solution to this aggravating condition, this keratitis is no joke. I got this after I had brain surgery a month ago. This is worse than the surgery itself.

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Comment from: Louise1980, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I had keratitis last October which took about a month to get better. Since then my eyes are constantly red and sore. I can't wear my contact lenses or eye make-up. They feel gritty and dry all the time. I went to see the eye specialist again this week and was told my eyes are very unhealthy and has given me a course of medication and asked me to go back to talk about a long term plan.

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Comment from: Keri 99, Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I have keratitis and it is horrible! It just doesn't go away. Today is bad blurry vision, I'm having trouble seeing this, driving home was a miracle. I went to another specialist and he put me on new medicines but it feels worse, and I had high hopes. Just don't want go blind, really scary stuff.

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