I contracted the herpes virus from my girlfriend and started breaking out in mouth sores. In recent months I notice that my vision has been further impaired (I have bad eyesight) and I’m wondering if I am also suffering from ocular herpes. Signs and symptoms that have lead me down this spiraling rode of Google searching are: keratitis. At first I thought it was just pink eye but it worsened and did not subside until I had taken some antivirals I had on hand. Does anyone else have any input as to how to treat this. I’m an optometrist and I know something isn’t right. Should have rethought about not getting tested before sleeping with someone...
Sexually Transmitted Diseases. Are there remedies for ocular herpes and if so what are they?
Question posted by Henryduongod10 on 8 May 2021
Last updated on 8 May 2021 by masso
Treatment of keratitis depends upon the cause. If there is mild injury to the cornea, such as a scratched cornea, no specific treatment is necessary. An antibiotic ointment might be prescribed. This is done mostly for comfort.
If the keratitis is caused by herpes simplex or the herpes zoster virus that causes shingles, your doctor will prescribe antiviral eye drops or an antiviral oral medication or both. Bacterial keratitis needs to be treated with antibiotics. Depending on the severity of the infection, an oral antibiotic may be prescribed along with an antibiotic ointment or eye drops.
Artificial tears for lubrication usually are effective for keratitis related to ocular dryness. Keratitis caused by an autoimmune disease is often treated with topical corticosteroid eye drops. Also treating the underlying disease helps the keratitis heal with less chance of recurrence.
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