General information on Eosinophilic Keratitis
Eosinophilic keratitis is when many blood vessels grow across the cornea. The conjunctiva will at first be red, then white deposits will develop on the cornea, then the cornea will increasingly redden, and white plaque develops on the cornea. If eosinophilic keratitis is left untreated, it will lead to blindness. The cause of eosinophilic keratitis remains unknown.
Symptoms of Eosinophilic Keratitis
Some of the symptoms for eosinophilic keratitis may be many blood vessels across the cornea, redness, white deposits on the cornea, white plaque on the cornea, loss of vision, or blindness.
Treatments for Eosinophilic Keratitis
The treatment for eosinophilic keratitis is anti-inflammatory medications. These medications can be quite effective, but the problem probably will recur. Eosinophilic keratitis is rarely cured, but can easily be controlled.
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Eosinophilic Keratitis experience by - Tash
My cat "Screamy" was diagnosed with Eosinophilic keratitis about two months ago at the age of 1.5 years old. He was prescribed eye drops which we have to give to him 2-3 times per day. He has been on the medication for the whole 2 months and his eye only gets as good as a few milimeters of cloudy film. It is evident that his eye will not completely heal.
This whole thing really just makes me sad and angry. I ask myself why did this have to happen to my cat. We found him in a yard a 2 weeks old and gave him the best care he could have possibly gotten. It was not easy with all the expenses being a full time student and working two part time jobs.
Now I have a full time job with a salary (Thank God) but this condition is still almost impossible for me to afford. The ophthalmologist cost about $180 every visit and they are having us come in twice per month to keep trying different drops. Not to mention my cat absolutely hates getting drops in his eyes especially so frequently. I feel so bad for him and I hope all these ophthalmologist are not just sitting in their chairs making money off of writing scripts instead of helping to find cures through research.
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