herpes simplex

Summer 2017 GP Newsletter

Herpes simplex keratitis


Herpes Simplex or HSV keratitis is a common cause of red eye in a broad range of age groups including children, as well as the elderly. Most commonly, it affects one eye, but can be bilateral in 10% of cases. It is most commonly due to HSV-1.

Dendritic keratitis

Figure 1 – Dendritic keratitis

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Viral Conjunctivitis

Viral conjunctivitis

Viral conjunctivitis is a self-limiting condition, and the commonest cause of a red eye presentation in general practice. It is typically caused by adenovirus. Other, less common viruses include herpes simplex, herpes zoster, enterovirus, and coxsackie virus. Read More…