What are the Causes?
The virus is present in over 99% of the population and lives within the host indefinitely as there is no way to eradicate the virus completely. In some people, the virus will cause an infection of the cornea which initially presents with pain, watering and redness.
What is the Diagnosis?
This is a clinical diagnosis made by examination. Sometimes, doctors can perform swabs to test for the presence of this virus.
What Treatments are available?
The virus itself cannot be eradicated so recurrences are treated as and when they occur. However, if attacks are frequent, then treatment can be given to reduce the episodes in order to reduce the risk of damage and improve quality of life.Book a consultation