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Is herpetic eye disease painful?

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Herpetic eye disease can be painful even after several days of treatment and even when the eye is starting to look better. This can be discouraging, but it doesn't mean the treatment is a failure. The medications are working, and the pain will go away eventually.

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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