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Keratitis

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Keratitis is a condition in which the eye's cornea, the clear dome on the front surface of the eye, becomes inflamed. [1]

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Abbott Medical Optics

Abbott Medical Optics Inc. earlier known as Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (also known as AMO) is a global medical supply company.

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Acanthamoeba

Acanthamoeba is a genus of amoebae, a single-celled eukaryote commonly recovered from soil, fresh water and other habitats.

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Acanthamoeba keratitis

Acanthamoeba keratitis is a rare disease in which amoebae invade the cornea of the eye.

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Aciclovir

Aciclovir (ACV), also known as acyclovir, is an antiviral medication.

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Bacteria

Bacteria (common noun bacteria, singular bacterium) is a type of biological cell.

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Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb is an American eye health products company based in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

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Chronic superficial keratitis

Chronic superficial keratitis (CSK), also known as pannus or Uberreiter’s disease, is an inflammatory condition of the cornea in dogs, particularly seen in the German Shepherd.

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Contact lens

A contact lens, or simply contact, is a thin lens placed directly on the surface of the eye.

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Cornea

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber.

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Corneal ulcer

Corneal ulcer, or ulcerative keratitis, is an inflammatory or more seriously, infective condition of the cornea involving disruption of its epithelial layer with involvement of the corneal stroma.

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Feline viral rhinotracheitis

Feline viral rhinotracheitis (FVR) is an upper respiratory or pulmonary infection of cats caused by feline herpesvirus 1, of the family Herpesviridae.

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Fungal keratitis

A fungal keratitis is an 'inflammation of the eye's cornea' (called keratitis) that results from infection by a fungal organism.

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Fusarium

Fusarium is a large genus of filamentous fungi, part of a group often referred to as hyphomycetes, widely distributed in soil and associated with plants.

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Gatifloxacin

Gatifloxacin sold under the brand names Gatiflo, Tequin and Zymar, is an antibiotic of the fourth-generation fluoroquinolone family, that like other members of that family, inhibits the bacterial enzymes DNA gyrase and topoisomerase IV.

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Gram-negative bacteria

Gram-negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain the crystal violet stain used in the gram-staining method of bacterial differentiation.

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Herpes simplex keratitis

Herpetic simplex keratitis, also known as herpetic keratoconjunctivitis and herpesviral keratitis, is a form of keratitis caused by recurrent herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection in the cornea.

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Herpes simplex virus

Herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), also known as human herpesvirus 1 and 2 (HHV-1 and HHV-2), are two members of the herpesvirus family, Herpesviridae, that infect humans.

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Herpes zoster ophthalmicus

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) and also known as ophthalmic zoster is a disease characterised by reactivation of dormant varicella zoster virus residing within the ophthalmic nerve (the first division of the trigeminal nerve).

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Human eye

The human eye is an organ which reacts to light and pressure.

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Inflammation

Inflammation (from inflammatio) is part of the complex biological response of body tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, damaged cells, or irritants, and is a protective response involving immune cells, blood vessels, and molecular mediators.

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Interstitial keratitis

Interstitial keratitis (IK) is corneal scarring due to chronic inflammation of the corneal stroma.

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Keratoendotheliitis fugax hereditaria

Keratoendotheliitis fugax hereditaria is an autosomal dominantly inherited disease of the cornea, caused by a point mutation in cryopyrin (also known as NALP3) that in humans is encoded by the NLRP3 gene located on the long arm of chromosome 1.

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Lagophthalmos

Lagophthalmos is the inability to close the eyelids completely.

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Levofloxacin

Levofloxacin, sold under the trade names Levaquin among others, is an antibiotic.

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Moxifloxacin

Moxifloxacin, sold under the brandname Avelox among others, is an antibiotic used to treat a number of bacterial infections.

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Neurotrophic keratitis

Neurotrophic keratitis (NK) is a degenerative disease of the cornea caused by damage of the trigeminal nerve1, which results in impairment of corneal sensitivity, spontaneous corneal epithelium breakdown, poor corneal healing and development of corneal ulceration, melting and perforation2.

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Nummular keratitis

Nummular keratitis is a feature of viral keratoconjunctivitis.

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Ofloxacin

Ofloxacin is an antibiotic useful for the treatment of a number of bacterial infections.

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Onchocerca volvulus

Onchocerca volvulus is a nematode that causes onchocerciasis (river blindness), and is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide after trachoma.

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Onchocerciasis

Onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, is a disease caused by infection with the parasitic worm Onchocerca volvulus.

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Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery (both methods are used) that deals with the anatomy, physiology and diseases of the eyeball and orbit.

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Photokeratitis

Photokeratitis or ultraviolet keratitis is a painful eye condition caused by exposure of insufficiently protected eyes to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from either natural (e.g. intense sunlight) or artificial (e.g. the electric arc during welding) sources.

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Photophobia

Photophobia is a symptom of abnormal intolerance to visual perception of light.

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Pseudomonas aeruginosa

Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a common Gram-negative, rod-shaped bacterium that can cause disease in plants and animals, including humans.

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Red eye (medicine)

A red eye is an eye that appears red due to illness or injury.

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ReNu

ReNu is a brand of soft contact lens care products produced by Bausch & Lomb.

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Shingles

Shingles, also known as herpes zoster, is a viral disease characterized by a painful skin rash with blisters in a localized area.

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Simulium

Simulium is a genus of black flies, which may transmit diseases such as onchocerciasis (river blindness).

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Staphylococcus aureus

Staphylococcus aureus is a Gram-positive, round-shaped bacterium that is a member of the Firmicutes, and it is a member of the normal flora of the body, frequently found in the nose, respiratory tract, and on the skin.

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Steroid

A steroid is a biologically active organic compound with four rings arranged in a specific molecular configuration.

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Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy

Thygeson's superficial punctate keratopathy (TSPK; also Thygeson Superficial Punctate Keratitis) is a disease of the eyes.

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Ultraviolet

Ultraviolet (UV) is electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength from 10 nm to 400 nm, shorter than that of visible light but longer than X-rays.

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Vector (epidemiology)

In epidemiology, a disease vector is any agent that carries and transmits an infectious pathogen into another living organism; most agents regarded as vectors are organisms, such as intermediate parasites or microbes, but it could be an inanimate medium of infection such as dust particles.

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Welder

A welder or lit operator is a tradesperson who specializes in fusing materials together.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keratitis

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