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

*Corresponding author for this work

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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
Issue number5
StatePublished - 05 2006
Externally publishedYes


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