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Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye with Ulcer Formation
8/25/2013 5:18:58 PM

Reviewer: dogboy, 45-54 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have been battling Herpes Keratitis for decades. Stress makes it worse and who doesn't have STRESS? I'm allergic to Viroptic. Can't believe the FDA took 20 years to approve ZIRGAN as a treatment. SHAME on them! I was in so much pain I was willing to go to Europe or Canada to get Zirgan when I learned about it. Viroptic is like putting weed killer in your eye! Now, will someone PLEASE c ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye with Ulcer Formation
6/20/2013 8:09:36 AM

Reviewer: Navin, 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've used Viroptic in the past and my doc gave me this with my most recent occurance. I hate this stuff. It works, I guess, but it took too long and was really painful the whole time. Months later, I feel pain in the same spot when my eye is stressed. And it's expensive.

Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye with Ulcer Formation
4/19/2012 2:23:22 AM

Reviewer: Hawaii on Drugs, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have herpes simplex in the eye..and my eye has been red with lesions around the lower lid. My doctor recently perscribed me Zirgan, with 5 times application to the eye each day, my redness had dissapeared and my visions is back in track. I thank the doctors and FDA for issuing this drug so i can clearly see through my right eye. I <3 ZIRGAN. its gelitan like form is easy to use and put in the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye with Ulcer Formation
4/10/2011 1:27:17 PM

Reviewer: mattyup, 7-12 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Son was prescribed this for his infection of the eye (herpes infection of the eye). Seemed to have worked well. Now we have a recurrance, hopefully it will work quickly as it did the first time.

Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye with Ulcer Formation
10/15/2010 2:47:50 PM

Reviewer: SUE, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Have had shingles affecting my right eye for over a year. Just recently, visiting a specialist in Boston, found that this drug was just approved by FDA after being used in Europe for over 20 years. I have been using it since mid-August with excellent results. The shingles ulcerations on my cornea are GONE. My eye is much more comfortable...my vision is much improved. It is so easy to use...the dr ... Show Full Comment

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