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Itching in eyes, continuous watering, diagnosed with herpes, advised usage of drops throughout the life. Is this curable?

in my moms eye there is infection just like , itch in eyes , tears come continuosly and when my mom showed to a eye specialist then this specialist told him that ,it is a harpies infection and ther is no treatment of this infection till whole life.the eye drops are used whole life and there is no treatment for this that true or not?and if no then told me treatment process or your contact info for convinience.
Asked On : Fri, 5 Oct 2012
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Herpes infections are one of the common viral infections of the eye. Herpes infections are known to remain dormant and get activated when the body immunity is decreased.
The treatment for herpes infections is by antiviral drugs like Acyclovir in the form of oral drugs and eye ointments.
However treatment is not required throughout life as you have mentioned here. The treatment is required only in acute phase and if the disease is recurrent prophylaxis by oral drugs is indicated for 3-6 months.
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