April 20, 2018 Conference


Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zoster keratitis and Uveitis

Dr. C. Stephen Foster, Massachusetts Eye Research and Surgery Institution (Presenter)

Keratitis secondary to herpes simplex or to herpes zoster virus is, generally, not difficult to diagnose because of the clinical features of each, whereas uveitis secondary to either of these members of the herpes family can be very difficult to diagnose, with delayed diagnosis very common. Additionally, HSV in particular may cause other forms of ocular inflammation, including recurrent conjunctivitis, episcleritis, or scleritis, which can elude diagnosis because of the lack of identifying clinical features and because of the rarity of such manifestations of HSV infection. Suggestions for a path to diagnosis for each of these matters, along with treatment recommendations will be presented