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  • Herpes Simplex Virus Dendritic Epithelial Keratitis

    Herpes Simplex Virus Dendritic Epithelial Keratitis

    An Executive Summary and Tips for Treating This Common Form of HSV

    Keys to recovery include early diagnosis and timely antiviral therapy to alleviate symptoms, decrease disease severity, and reduce the risk of any corneal complications that could adversely affect the patient’s eyesight.1,2
    Initial treatment for HSV dendritic keratitis typically involves topical antiviral agents. The authors choose ganciclovir gel, FDA-approved in 2009, as their preferred first-line topical medication due to its safety, efficacy, and tolerability profile.3

    In a new white paper, Dr. Christopher Rapuano and Dr. Joseph Shovlin discuss their preferred treatment options.