Topical ganciclovir in the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis

  title={Topical ganciclovir in the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis},
  author={Khalid F. Tabbara and Noorjehan Al Balushi},
  booktitle={Clinical ophthalmology},
Herpetic keratitis is caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV) and is a common cause of corneal blindness. Following a primary ocular herpetic infection, latency of the virus occurs, followed by subsequent recurrences of herpetic keratitis. Such recurrences may lead to structural damage of the cornea. Recurrent herpetic keratitis is a common indication for corneal transplantation. Recurrences of herpetic keratitis in the corneal graft may lead to corneal graft rejection. Several antiviral agents… CONTINUE READING
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