Is pink eye a form of the herpes virus?

Herpes virus. The herpes virus can cause eye disease and is one potential cause of pink eye. It is not by far one of the most causes of pink eye though. See an eye doctor.
No. Pink eye, by definition, is conjunctivitis caused by bacterial infection. Majority of conjunctivitis (red eye) are actually caused by different viruses.

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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?

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. Read more...

Is it ok to swim when you have the herpes virus on your eye?

Herpes virus. The herpes virus is killed seconds after coming into contact with water which is chlorinated properly and even in regular pool water. No herpes infection has been confirmed to have taken place in a chlorinated swimming pool. Depending on the severity, your eyemd may prefer you stay away from the chlorine. More info at eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. Read more...

How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take?

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. Read more...

Herpes virus infectd eye of patient experiences cloudyness in eye. Wat is the reason. Can it be cured?

Complicated disorder. Herpes simplex (not zoster) can infect the cornea (clear outer layer) of the eye and can lead to scarring. It can also lead to chronic and recurrent inflammation of the cornea, and inflammation inside the eye. The treatment can be a complicated combination of antiviral eye drops, ointment, and anti-inflammatories. Scarring might require surgery. Best treated by and ophthalmologist or cornea spec. Read more...

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

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

My dad is having herpes virus infection in eye. He is taking valcivir medicn. Please tell me for how long can a person take medicine without sideefect?

Depends. There is no hard set duration for side effects of valacyclovir. There are many people who tolerate it just fine for months/years because they need to take it to suppress herpes infection; that being said, it doesn't mean there aren't other people that will react to it. Each person's body is different. Read more...
Herpes. Herpes in the eye is not uncommon. We sometimes will ask patients to take a maintenance dose of Acyclovir or valcyclovir for a year (or years) to prevent recurrence. The initial treatment is usually 10-14 days depending on findings under the eye microscope. Read more...

Is pink eye caused by the same virus as a stye?

No. Pink eye is caused by respiratory infection viruses, and is very contagious. A stye is an infected hair follicle, and a bacterial infection. A stye can be treated with warm compresses. Read more...

I'm a little obsessed with pink eye, can I get pink eye in my home? With my own or enviroment's bacteria/virus?

Wastebasket term. You can develop pinkeye from a virus or bacteria.You can also have pinkeye from allergies, exposure to chemical irritants, smoke, etc. The term is a general one for anything that makes your normal eye linings inflamed.It is most commonly applied to bacterial or viral infections. Read more...

My opthomologist told me I am having an allergic reaction to the pink eye virus. Is that possible?

Yes. Hi. I'm Dr. Ivy Fisher a pedi MD with Healthtap. One can get a viral conjunctivitis with redness, discharge. Then, can get an allergic reaction to this virus, with more redness, pain and discomfort and swelling. You can take oral Benadryl. This will reduce the reaction and can be taken (OTC) every 6- 8 hrs. Read more...