A 52-year-old female asked:
How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take ?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases.
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Last updated Jan 11, 2016
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