Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
170 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Viral keratitis in eyes. Prescribed acivir, flubigate, moxyblue-d, itching. Treatment?

Dear Doctor, I got viral keratitis in eyes as told by my doctor, he initially provided me Acivir & Flubigate ,after 10-12 days he said that eyes are alright and discontinue use of above medicine and start using moxyblue d, but i got itching in eyes and he changed my prescription from moxy blue to Gatilox DM and soft tears ..Is it alright in viral keratitis.
Wed, 31 Jul 2013
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,   ,  
Treatment/Therapy
Ophthalmologist 's  Response
Hello,
Viral keratitis is treated by antiviral drugs like acivir eye ointment. Acivir eye ointment has to be used only for 10-14 days as prolonged usage of Acyclovir or Acivir will lead to corneal epithelial damage like punctate keratopathy and usually viral epithelial keratitis usually heals by 14 days or 2 weeks.
Moxy blue D and Gatilox DM eye drops contain dexamethasone a potent steroid and its use should be restricted in viral keratitis as viral keratitis may exaceberate with the use of steroids. The only indication for use of steroid eye drops in viral keratitis is the presence immunologically mediated disciform keratitis. Hence steroid eye drops especially in viral keratitis should be used with precaution and under the supervision of ophthalmologist. So please do consult your ophthalmologist for further treatment.
Thank you
I find this answer helpful

 1 user finds this helpful

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

hi this is dr.ankit here,i am a radiology resident. My father has got corneal ulcer in the right eye since past 22 days,he has visited few...

Recent questions on  Contact lens

doctor1 MD

Hi,

i have just returned from visiting my 22 year old daughter, who works on a cruise ship. she has had red eye complaints for about 4 months, She...

doctor1 MD

Hi. I am having some trouble with some OCT scans. I am doing the OCTs for my patients and I have trouble fully interpreting them. First case: woman...

doctor1 MD

I have dry, red, scaly, itchy eye lids. I am a ICU RN and work a lot of hours plus I am currently in school getting my masters degree. I asked my...

doctor1 MD

I have, on my right eye only, a sticky, clear film. The firm collects in the corner of my eye and turns red/brown overnight. My contact lenses...

doctor1 MD

I started wearing a contact lens in my right eye this past April.My eye specialist suggested that we use the Galilian (spelling?) telescope...

doctor1 MD

My eye lids and surrounding eye socket have been very red and sore and also very dry with flakey skin on them. My doctor thinks it may be an alergy...