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How does herpetic eye disease happen?

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Like many viruses, the ones that cause herpetic eye disease live in most adults without ever causing a problem. Occasionally, the virus starts to multiply or moves from one area of the body to another. That's when herpetic eye disease begins. This often happens when your immune system is weakened by some other health problem.

From: Herpes and the Eye WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Treatment of herpes zoster in the immunocompetent host."'

Langston D. July 2014. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Herpes Eye Disease."

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Treatment of herpes zoster in the immunocompetent host."'

Langston D. July 2014. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Herpes Eye Disease."

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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