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Is there a cure for herpes virus infection in eye..if yes how?

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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Hoanswered
Infectious Disease 14 years experience
Yes: Antivirals, such as Acyclovir or valacyclovir, can be used to treat herpes infections in the eye. If it is on the cornea (keratitis), you can use orals or topical; if it is in the eye itself, you will most likely need to start on IV medications. Regardless, it can be extremely destructive, and with the critical nature of the eye, you should see a doctor immediately if this is a concern.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology 53 years experience
See eye MD: There are medicines that can quiet down the infection and inflammation and preserve the vision but the virus will probably always be there and can flare back up with excessive ultraviolet exposure, fever, etc. See an eye md.

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