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Keratitis should be suspected in any patient presenting with eye pain, redness, photophobia, discharge, or reduced vision. The diagnosis is confirmed if a corneal lesion is seen on slit-lamp examination. Infection is a common cause of keratitis and should be ruled out in all cases.

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