Your cornea is the clear layer at the front of your eye. Inflammation is painful irritation. So, corneal inflammation is painful irritation of your cornea.
Bad corneal inflammation can lead to a sore on the cornea (corneal ulcer Corneal Ulcer Your cornea is the clear layer at the front of your eye. An ulcer is a deep sore. So, a corneal ulcer is a deep sore on your cornea. Corneal ulcers are usually caused by infection The infection... read more ), which is an emergency because it can lead to blindness.
Causes of corneal inflammation include:
Your treatment depends on what caused the inflammation:
Doctors will also have you try to avoid whatever caused the eye inflammation, such as following safety precautions while welding or using chemicals. If you wear contact lenses, doctors will make sure you're using and cleaning them properly.