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