Latanoprost increases the severity and recurrence of herpetic keratitis in the rabbit.

@article{Kaufman1999LatanoprostIT,
  title={Latanoprost increases the severity and recurrence of herpetic keratitis in the rabbit.},
  author={Herbert E. Kaufman and Emily D. Varnell and Hilary W. Thompson},
  journal={American journal of ophthalmology},
  year={1999},
  volume={127 5},
  pages={531-6}
}
PURPOSE To determine whether topically applied latanoprost increases the severity of acute herpes simplex keratitis, the rate of recurrence of herpes keratitis, or both, in the rabbit. METHODS To determine the effect on severity of acute herpetic keratitis, the corneas of New Zealand white rabbits were infected with either the less-corticosteroid-sensitive McKrae strain or the corticosteroid-sensitive F(MP)E strain of herpes simplex virus type 1. Rabbits were randomly assigned to twice-a-day… CONTINUE READING