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5/30/11

Herpes infection is Simpleks On Cornea

DEFINITIONS
Herpes Simplex is an infection of the cornea cornea caused by herpes simplex virus.
Herpes infection of the cornea is a recurrent viral infection. Research shows that up to 50% of patients had a relapse.
Reinfection can occur several weeks or even several years after the first infection.

CAUSE
The cause is herpes simplex virus.


SYMPTOMS
In the early stages, this infection resemble a mild bacterial infection because the symptoms are mild (eye pain, watery, red and sensitive to light).
Swelling of the cornea causes blurred vision.
The infection often causes only mild changes in the cornea and will disappear by itself. Sometimes the virus penetrates more deeply and destroy the surface of the cornea.
Re-infection can cause further damage to the corneal surface. If the patient to experience repeated infections that can lead to ulceration (formation of an open wound), the formation of scar tissue that is persistently and lost a sense of when the eye is touched.

Herpes simplex virus can also cause increased blood vessel growth, vision problems or blindness.
DIAGNOSIS
Diagnosis based on symptoms and eye examination results.

TREATMENT
Given anti-viral drugs such as trifluridin, vidarabin or idoxuridine; usually in the form of ointment or eye wash solution.

To help speed up healing, eye specialist doctors sometimes use cotton to remove dead cells and damaged the corneal surface

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