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

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Ophthalmology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Dr. Tony Ho
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Tony Ho
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