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Herpes Simplex Keratitis
Tuesday, 14 April 2009 23:59

 

What is Herpes Simplex Keratitis? What is the treatment for Herpes Simplex Keratitis?

 

Herpes simplex keratitis is the inflammation of the cornea caused by the herpes simplex virus. The herpes virus is a very common virus. This virus can infect the cornea and cause scaring. It often causes a recurrent keratitis, which means it comes back. Recurrent disease can lead to increased corneal scaring and the decrease of vision. One will experience red eyes, pain, tearing and decreased vision. Treatment includes oral and topical antiviral medication.

 

Treatment

Antiviral medication (oral and topical)

Longterm oral antiviral medication if recurrent

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:52
 

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