Herpes simplex, commonly known as herpes, is a potentially serious eye infection caused by herpes simplex virus type 1 or type 2 (HSV-1 or HSV-2). This virus usually causes cold sores on the mouth, but it can also lead to inflammation and infection of the eyes. The initial symptoms of herpes simplex include redness, eye pains, increased photosensitivity, and blurry vision. It can lead to scarring of the cornea and vision loss. In severe or untreated cases, scarring can be severe enough to require a corneal transplant to restore vision.
What is Herpes Simplex?
Symptoms of Herpes Simplex:
- Redness in the eyes
- Increased eye pain
- Swelling around the eyes
- Increases sensitivity to light
- Blurry vision
- Watery discharge from the eyes
- Most often only one eye displays symptoms
- Usually a history of cold sores
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Medical Surgical Eye Institute is a premier eye care center specializing in cutting-edge treatments for herpes simplex eye infections and other vision problems. Our medical providers use cutting-edge diagnostic tools to identify the root cause of your problems at the earliest stage possible to fromulate a personalized treatment plan, ensuring safe and reliable results. Please schedule an appointment to explore your herpes simplex treatment options.