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My family doctor (former eye doctor) gave me eye drops for a bacterial infection. When those made it worse, I went to an eye specialist who gave me the Trifluridine drops (generic version) as the infection was viral (herpes simplex I). Right away I had improvement and my infection was gone. Several months later it came back so I refilled the drops (have to wait, special order) and it went away ag...

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Severe extreme pain Extreme light sensitivity Weakness Illness Inability to function at all-the sickest I have ever been in my life

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John Nye | 75 or over | Male | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
6/19/2013
Condition: Other
Overall rating 2.7
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Never before have I been forced to use pliers to squeeze the drops out of the little bottle. Get a bottle that can be used by someone who is not a body builder. At 81 I can still chop firewood but I am unable to get the drops out of the bottle of Viroptic. John Nye Ridgeway, Ontario

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annie | 75 or over | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
3/22/2012
Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye due to Herpes Simplex
Overall rating 5.0
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Since my first outbreak in(left eye only in 1983, it has been a totally satisfactory treatment. Now that I have cataract implants I have to see if this works still. I have had outbreaks about 7 times and I need this relief. It works for me.

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d57tbird | 35-44 | Male | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
5/18/2011
Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye due to Herpes Simplex
Overall rating 4.0
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My family doctor (former eye doctor) gave me eye drops for a bacterial infection. When those made it worse, I went to an eye specialist who gave me the Trifluridine drops (generic version) as the infection was viral (herpes simplex I). Right away I had improvement and my infection was gone. Several months later it came back so I refilled the drops (have to wait, special order) and it went away again...so I thought. A few days after I stopped treatment it came back. Do not stop treatment unless doctor checks that it is really gone! Considering the quick reoccurance of outbreak, I probably will need to go on an oral medication for the rest of my life.Read More Read Less

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Anonymous | 65-74 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
5/9/2011
Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye due to Herpes Simplex
Overall rating 2.0
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Dr. prescribed Zirgan (ganciclovir gel) & gave me a 1 gm sample. It was working but when sample ran out Medicare would not cover cost of Rx (over $200 for 5 gm tube)so switched to Viroptic which they covered. Used as directed for 3 weeks (instructions said do not use more than 3 weeks)with no improvement and even a flare of the ulcer during treatment. Then ordered the Zirgan (from a Canadian pharmacy, cost $80 instead of over $200) and ulcer was healed in two weeks. I had no bad reactions to the Viroptic, it just didn't work for me.Read More Read Less

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Anonymous | 35-44 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
1/16/2010
Condition: Infection of Cornea and Conjunctiva due to Herpes Simplex
Overall rating 3.7
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Kate | 45-54 | Female | On medication for less than 1 month | Patient
7/1/2009
Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye due to Herpes Simplex
Overall rating 1.0
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Severe extreme pain Extreme light sensitivity Weakness Illness Inability to function at all-the sickest I have ever been in my life

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Anonymous | 25-34 | Female | On medication for 1 to 6 months | Patient
5/11/2009
Condition: Infection of the Cornea of the Eye due to Herpes Simplex
Overall rating 2.0
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