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Herpes Zoster Keratitis
Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:03

 

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

 

Herpes Zoster keratitis is the inflammation of the cornea caused by the reactivation of the chicken pox virus, varicellia virus. This virus stays dormant in the ganglion root only to be reactivated when one is under stress, has cancer or HIV, or elderly. One will often experience fever, headache, tiredness, a rash on the skin, red eyes, pain, irritation and sensitivity to light. Treatment includes oral antiviral medications and topical artificial tears.

 

Treatment

Oral antiviral medications

Antibiotic Ointments

Artificial tears

Dilation

 

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 January 2013 22:48
 

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