How to Treat Keratitis Simplex?



Medical Treatment:
  • Aciclovir 3 percent ophthalmic ointment inserted five times a day at four hour intervals in the lower conjunctival sac.
    • Continue 3 days after healing of the ulcer.
Note:
  • Topical corticosteroids in treatment of dendritic ulcers are contraindicated.
  • Topical corticosteroids can only be used by people with experience in ophthalmology and access to both a tonometer and a slit lamp in other settings.


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