Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9570


Department of Ophthalmology, Mahavir Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India

  • Review Article   
    Herpes Virus Associated Anterior Uveitis
    Author(s): Priyanka* and Amber Kumar

    The treatment and prognosis of infectious etiologies differ from non-infectious; hence identification of an infectious cause is of crucial importance. Viral anterior uveitis is mainly caused by Herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses. Due to their variable and overlapping ocular manifestations, viral anterior uveitis can pose a diagnostic dilemma. Hence, for confirmation of etiology, analysis of quantitative polymerase chain reaction or Goldmann-Witmer coefficient from aqueous humour samples are preferred which also determine the disease severity thus impact the treatment. A clear differential between alpha and beta-type herpes viruses is essential due to their fulminant clinical course and persistence in ocular tissues which help in guiding acute and long-term treatment... View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2155-9570.21.12.887

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