Oral acyclovir may be used to prevent recurrence of herpes simplex keratitis

December 2015
Ocular Surgery News;12/25/2015, Vol. 33 Issue 24, p15
Academic Journal
The article focuses on oral acyclovir which may be used to prevent recurrence of herpes simplex keratitis, which is commonly associated with corneal scarring and poor corneal graft survival.


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