Although it’s estimated that roughly 20% of patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis will develop herpes stromal keratitis (HSK), I’d estimate 50% of HSV patients referred to our cornea clinic from ODs have HSK. This suggests we are more comfortable identifying and treating dendritic keratitis than we are with HSK. And it’s not surprising, given ...
It’s a fast-paced world, for sure. Health care is advancing daily, and we—and our patients—continue to enjoy the fruits of researchers’ labors. Recently, investigators presented a full year’s worth of findings at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s (ARVO) meeting, held in Baltimore. Don’t you ...
A 74-year-old female with a >20-year history of Sjögren’s syndrome, epithelial basement membrane dystrophy and repeated episodes of recurrent erosions of the left cornea presented with a three-month history of decreased vision, foreign body sensation with discomfort, irritation and photophobia OS.
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