TITLE

Topical ganciclovir safe, effective for herpes keratitis

AUTHOR(S)
Taisma, Julia
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Ophthalmology Times;3/1/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on a safe and effective treatment for herpes keratitis. Ganciclovir 0.15% gel is a safe treatment for herpes keratitis, the most common cause of corneal blindness as well as the third most common indication for corneal transplantation, reported researcher Khalid F. Tabbara during the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. Other anti-viral agents such as idoxuridine, vidarabine, trifluridine and acyclovir, have also been used for treating herpetic keratitis. However, prolonged use of these thymidine analogues poses a risk to the ocular surface.
ACCESSION #
16331247

 

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