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What causes herpes keratitis in eyes?

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Dr. Saatiish Jhuntrraa


Practicing since :1983

Answered : 1525 Questions

Posted on Sat, 6 Aug 2016 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: How is Herpetic Keratitis transmitted? I was wrestling with my brother when he pinned me and got really close to my face. He started talking and spit on my face, right into my eye too. It wasn't much. Maybe just a drop, but he had an active cold sore and I'm worried I will get this disease. I've never had cold sores or any type of hsv-1. Please help
Answered by Dr. Saatiish Jhuntrraa 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please consult ophthalmologist if needed

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query
If your brother was positive for Herpesviruses, Spitting can cause herpes keratitis in eyes because HSV1 found mostly in oral area. Immediately the eyes should be washed with plain water and if redness, ulcers, irritation, develop immediately eye surgeon should be consulted NO self medication should be tried.

Dr Saatiish Jhuntrraa
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