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What causes bacterial keratitis?

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Dr. N. K. Misra

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Posted on Mon, 3 Jun 2019 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: hello doctor i woke up today and i felt that my vision is very foggy ans i cant aee properly . i went to doctor he said its bacterial keratitis and gave me vigamox and tobrex . i wear lenses for my vision my questions are . what cauaes this ? is it serious ? why will the foggy go away?
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Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Antibiotics needed.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Bacterial keratitis has occurred due to a scratch while using contact lens. That scratch got infected with bacteria. Since the infection is right in the middle of the eye, you have fogginess.
Follow the instructions carefully. Get regular follow up to ensure there is no fungal infection added to bacterial infection, as that requires different treatment and takes longer to control.
Don't use lenses during treatment. Later on, get a new pair of lenses. There have been probably an issue of hygiene during your lens use which has led to the present situation. We will discuss that when you get over this infection.

Hope I have answered your query.

Do get back to me in case of any further query in this regard.

Regards,
Dr. N. K. Misra, Ophthalmologist
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Follow up: Dr. N. K. Misra 8 hours later
how many days thiss needs to go away the foggynsss
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Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antibiotics to continue...

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Recovery depends upon the sensitivity of organisms to the antibiotic given. If it takes longer, then culture and sensitivity give an accurate antibiotic to be prescribed.

Fogginess will keep improving as the keratitis resolves.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. N. K. Misra, Ophthalmologist
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Follow up: Dr. N. K. Misra 30 minutes later
Hello final Question

Any risk of blindness ?
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Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Keratitis

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

You are worst off now and will keep getting better. With proper treatment, you will regain good vision. So no question of blindness.

Hope I have answered your query.

Regards,
Dr. N. K. Misra, Ophthalmologist
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