History, presentation important keys to diagnosing viral eye disease

Passut, Jena
September 2008
Primary Care Optometry News;Sep2008, Vol. 13 Issue 9, p16
The article focuses on the importance of history and presentation in diagnosing viral eye disease. According to Christopher J. Quinn, an acute red eye should be suspected as herpes simplex viral in nature if the patient is young and the infection is unilateral. Doctor Bruce E. Onofrey suggests Rapid Pathogen Screening's Adeno Detector, also called a lateral flow immunoassay, for testing adenovirus. Extreme caution is advised on performing laser vision correction for patients with herpes simplex virus inflammations.


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