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I am being treated for the herpes virus in my eye. Is there a safe way to prevent this from coming back?
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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
In brief: Possibly
Prevention for recurrent herpetic infection for the eye has been demonstrated in the herpetic eye disease study (heds) which showed that oral antivirals (acyclovir) at a low dosage for an extended period of time does lower the risk for recurrence significantly.
Please see your eye doc or a cornea specialist who will be able to help you with this. Also keeping a strong immune system is important.

In brief: Possibly
Prevention for recurrent herpetic infection for the eye has been demonstrated in the herpetic eye disease study (heds) which showed that oral antivirals (acyclovir) at a low dosage for an extended period of time does lower the risk for recurrence significantly.
Please see your eye doc or a cornea specialist who will be able to help you with this. Also keeping a strong immune system is important.
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