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what is the treatment of eye herpes virus

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what is the treatment of eye herpes virus
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 1 year ago.

Customer:

Hello,

Customer:

I see you are offline at the moment,so I will do my best to answer your question.

Customer :

am online and waiting your answer

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The herpes virus can cause infection of the eye lids,conjunctivitis and corneal infection that can lead to scarring of the cornea. There are no over the counter treatments for herpetic infections of the eye. The best thing to do is to have your eye doctor,optometrist or opthalmologist evaluate your eyes so that he can prescribe an antiviral to treat yor eyes .

Customer:

Does this make sense?

Customer :

i went to many doctocrs and they evaluate my case and keep having the smae medicine is there any new pills that i van take as the desease keep attacking every two months which is becoimg very painful and as you know am a father and i need to work and keep having days off as i have to stay away form lights

Customer:

Yes, there are but it is still by prescription and you could mention it to your doctor and he would then determine if this is the apprpriate treatment for you

Customer:

Sometimes oral acyclovir is prescribed.

Customer :

Can you pls mention some of these medicines as i tired so many doctors and they all keep giving me same eye drops and am about to lose vison in my left eye the cornea is damaged or if you recomend certain doctors who are specialist in cornea so that i can reach

Customer:

They would be oral acyclovir,valacyclovir,famciclovir to mention a few

Customer:

Although, as I have mentioned it would be upto your doctor if the oral treatment would be the best route of treatment for you

Customer:

Valacyclovir ,used as a prophylactic treatment is as effective as Acyclovir in preventing recurring cases of herpes infection.

Customer:

You doctor may choose to put you on a long term maintenace dose to help prevent the recurrence of the infection that you are experiencing

Customer:

So ,the best thing is to follow up with your doctor, discuss your concerns, and perhaps he if he feels it is appropriate for you may put you on this type of treatment regiment.

Customer:

Any other questions

Customer :

does this deseas cause blindness in teh long run and what if managed to get a cornea transplant , will the virus attackes teh new .

Customer:

Corneal grafts are usually performed in eyes in which the inflammation is controlled.

Customer:

Prophylactic oral antivirals are usually prescribed when corneal transplants are done so it decreases the risk of an recurrence of infection to occur.

Customer:

Has this answered all your concerns

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So, although this session is mostly for information, the best thing would be to discuss your concerns with your eye doctor since your doctor.

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Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 1 year ago.

I had not seen, your question as to if I could refer you to a cornea specialist

Since, you are in Jordan,perhaps your primary care doctor could refer you to acornea specialist.

Also, since you are in Jordan you may want to try contacting the Jordan University Hospital since they would be better at refering you to an opthalmologist to provide the care you would need.

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Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 1 year ago.

I did a little research. You can also go to the link below and will give you a list of ophthalmologist in Jordan. RACT_CAT=Opthalmology&Con=middle_east&country=jordan&city=amman&provtype=practitioners. One name I came up with is Samer Abdulhadi 3rd Circle Alkhalidid Hospital Street AMMAN,JORDAN 96264612505 However, as I said you can choose from the list of doctors that the website offers that may better meet your needs.

Expert:  eyesight2020 replied 1 year ago.
Hello,,
Just doing a followup to see if you were able to locate an ophthalmologist through the link I provided to you or through Jordan University Hospital.
Dr. Lucy

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