Herpes simplex keratitis following excimer laser application

Chao Kung Lu, Ko Hua Chen, Shui Mei Lee, Wen-Ming Hsu, Jui Yang Lai, Yen Shien Li

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To report two cases of herpes simplex keratitis following excimer laser application. METHODS: Two immunocompetent patients with no history of ocular viral infection developed ulcers after LASIK and phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), respectively. RESULTS: Antiviral treatment was administered, and the lesions healed within 14 days. CONCLUSIONS: These two cases suggest that herpes simplex virus was associated with the use of the excimer laser.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-511
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Volume22
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Herpetic Keratitis
Excimer Lasers
Eye Infections
Laser In Situ Keratomileusis
Virus Diseases
Simplexvirus
Ulcer
Antiviral Agents
Therapeutics

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  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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Lu, C. K., Chen, K. H., Lee, S. M., Hsu, W-M., Lai, J. Y., & Li, Y. S. (2006). Herpes simplex keratitis following excimer laser application. Journal of Refractive Surgery, 22(5), 509-511.

Herpes simplex keratitis following excimer laser application. / Lu, Chao Kung; Chen, Ko Hua; Lee, Shui Mei; Hsu, Wen-Ming; Lai, Jui Yang; Li, Yen Shien.

In: Journal of Refractive Surgery, Vol. 22, No. 5, 01.05.2006, p. 509-511.

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Lu, CK, Chen, KH, Lee, SM, Hsu, W-M, Lai, JY & Li, YS 2006, 'Herpes simplex keratitis following excimer laser application', Journal of Refractive Surgery, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 509-511.
Lu CK, Chen KH, Lee SM, Hsu W-M, Lai JY, Li YS. Herpes simplex keratitis following excimer laser application. Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2006 May 1;22(5):509-511.
Lu, Chao Kung ; Chen, Ko Hua ; Lee, Shui Mei ; Hsu, Wen-Ming ; Lai, Jui Yang ; Li, Yen Shien. / Herpes simplex keratitis following excimer laser application. In: Journal of Refractive Surgery. 2006 ; Vol. 22, No. 5. pp. 509-511.
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