[Herpetic keratitis. Clinical and therapeutic aspects]
Author(s): Pop R, Macarie S, Malachi A
Affiliation(s): Clinica Oftalmologica Cluj-Napoca.
Publication date & source: 1997, Oftalmologia., 41(2):56-9.
The authors have made a retrospective study of 161 cases of herpetic keratitis. 121 cases of them have been superficial herpetic keratitis and 40 of them discoid forms. 72 cases of superficial keratitis have been the first manifestation and 49 have relapsed. 53 cases of superficial herpetic keratitis and 39 cases of relapsed herpetic keratitis have been treated with specific antiviral medication. This treatment decreased significantly the hospitalisation period of first superficial attack herpetic keratitis. In relapsed and discoid forms the number of the hospitalisation days have not been influenced by the antiviral treatment, needing the association of nonsteroid anti-inflammatory drugs and vitamins.