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Ocular Herpes

Ocular Herpes: Introduction

Ocular Herpes: Herpes of the eye, or ocular herpes, is a recurrent viral infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus and is the most common ... more about Ocular Herpes.

Ocular Herpes: Viral infection of the eye from herpes virus. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Ocular Herpes is available below.

Symptoms of Ocular Herpes

Treatments for Ocular Herpes

  • Urgent ophthalmology review
  • Topical agents - acyclovir, trifluridine, Vidarabine
  • Oral antivirals - acyclovir, famciclovir, valaciclovir
  • Cycloplegic agent for symptomatic treatment of ciliary spasm
  • Analgesia
  • more treatments...»

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Herpes of the eye, or ocular herpes, is a recurrent viral infection that is caused by the herpes simplex virus and is the most common infectious cause of corneal blindness in the U.S. Previous studies show that once people develop ocular herpes, they have up to a 50 percent chance of having a recurrence. This second flare-up could come weeks or even years after the initial occurrence. (Source: excerpt from Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease: NEI)

Definitions of Ocular Herpes:

Ocular Herpes is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Ocular Herpes, or a subtype of Ocular Herpes, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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