Articles Tagged: herpes simplex keratitis

Microbial Keratitis And Contact Lens Relation

Microbial KeratitisMicrobial keratitis is an inflammation of the cornea, the clear lens of the eye, which is caused by a bacteria, virus or fungi. Keratitis can also be caused by injury to the eye or by chronic dry eyes resulting from aging or Sjogren’s syndrome. People who wear contact lenses are at higher risk for developing microbial keratitis than the rest of the population. Studies have shown that people who use daily soft-wear contacts lenses have the highest incidence of microbial keratitis among contact lens wearers.

Herpes Viral Infection of The Eye Review

Herpes Viral Infection Of The EyeA herpes viral infection of the eye is caused by the same virus that causes cold sores herpes. Also known as ocular herpes, this condition is caused by the herpes simplex virus. When a person has a herpes viral infection of the eye, they develop a sore inside the eyelid or on the cornea itself. The cornea is the clear part of the eye. If the person has inflammation of the cornea from this virus they are said to have herpes simplex keratitis.

Herpes Simplex Keratitis Treatment – What Are My Options?

Herpes Simplex KeratitisHerpes simplex keratitis is in layman’s terms eye herpes that is caused by a herpes virus affecting the cornea of the eye. In most cases, herpes viral infection of the eyes affects only one eye, but in very rare occurrences can spread to the other eye if left untreated.

Once, a herpes virus enters a human body, it remains there for life in a dormant asymptomatic state flaring up from time to time, once immune system shield is down due to an illness or other predisposing condition.

7 Fungal Keratitis Facts

Fungal Keratitis