Herpes Simplex Keratitis


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Herpes Simplex Keratitis - is eye inflammation from herpes simplex virus. Results in recurrent corneal epithelial inflammations with branch-like lesions (dendritic keratitis), sometimes followed by formation of larger, irregulararly shaped (geographic) ulcers. May progress to corneal stroma inflammation (disciform keratitis) and opacification. The HSK is visible after a drop of Fluorescein is used. This patient was on Viroptic every hour for the first few days, then was using the drops every two hours. Patient still experiences light sensitivity.