Recurrence of virus-related keratitis persists despite prophylactic treatment

SAN FRANCISCO — Significant variation in treatment and prophylaxis management was seen among clinicians treating keratitis associated with herpes simplex virus and herpes zoster virus, according to a study.A retrospective review that documented demographics, treatment, prophylaxis and recurrence included 193 eyes of 188 patients who presented with HSV or HZV keratitis. Of patients who were on a prophylactic regimen, there were no differences seen between groups regarding the rate of recurrence; however, for patients not on such a regimen, patients with HSV had more recurrences, Halah M. Ali, MBBS, MSc, (Read more...)

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