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Keratoconjunctivitis

Inflammation of the cornea (the transparent part of the eyeball) that is linked with conjunctivitis (inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane covering the eyeball). The most widespread form of the disorder, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis, brought on by a virus and is highly contagious. The inflammation is often serious and in certain cases can destroy the surface of the conjunctiva. Small, opaque spots arise in the cornea that can interfere with vision and continue for some months.

There is no exact treatment, but corneal spots can be minimized by using eye-drops containing corticosteroid drugs.


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