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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 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.