What Is Bacterial Keratitis?

Bacterial keratitis is an infection of the cornea. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped window of the front of your eye.

Bacterial keratitis usually develops quickly. Left untreated it can cause blindness.

There are many different bacteria that cause keratitis. The two bacteria most commonly responsible for this type of infection in the U.S. are:

  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa

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