Safety Of Using Eye Drops For Keratitis?
Excuse me to ask, for keratitis is it safe to use cendo xitrol drops to treat it? thank you
Hi Faniinaaf. Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Keratitis is an inflammatory condition of the cornea of the eye that can be caused by infection (bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites) or non-infection (injury to the cornea of the eye due to wearing contact lenses, contamination of irritants or scratches). The cornea is the outer protective clear layer that covers the front chamber, iris and pupil (the black center of the eye). Other causes of keratitis are dry eyes and continuous exposure to ultraviolet rays. Common symptoms of keratitis are:
Red eye, which is an early symptom of eye pain and swelling Difficulty opening the eyes Sensitive to light Teaching (removing eye discharge) Decreasing visual acuity Keratitis is treated based on the cause, whether the cause is non-infectious, usually self-limiting or caused by infection. In keratitis due to infection the doctor will give eye drops containing antibiotics, antiviral or antifungal. Keratitis must be treated thoroughly to avoid complications such as chronic corneal inflammation, formation of scar tissue on the cornea of the eye, decreased visual acuity and even blindness.
The drug cendo xitrol eye drops are used primarily to treat eye inflammation accompanied by bacterial infections and should not be given to eye diseases caused by viral infections. This drug contains dexamethasone (steroid) combined with neomycin sulphate and polymixin B sulphate (antibiotics). Long-term use can cause several side effects such as secondary infection or superinfection (growth of bacteria resistant to antibiotics) and burning and masking effect symptoms (feeling a decrease in symptoms even though there is an increase in infection). For this reason, if the keratitis condition does not heal or even gets worse, you should consult an ophthalmologist so that a thorough examination can be carried out to find the cause and the most appropriate and safe treatment. I hope this information is helpful. Best regards, Dr. Shirly