What is keratitis?

Also known as: bacterial keratitis, viral keratitis, inflammation of the cornea.

The cornea is the clear domed-shaped surface in the front of the eye. It provides protection to both the iris and pupil of the eye. Keratitis is an inflammation or infection of the cornea.

Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP

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