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Five year demographic analysis of herpetic keratitis at a tertiary eye care centre

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First Author: T. Agarwal INDIA

Co Author(s):    U. Sridhar   J. Batra   P. Jain   V. Sharma           

Abstract Details


To record the natural history of patients diagnosed with herpes simplex keratitis


super-speciality tertiary eye care centre


This was a retrospective analysis of medical records of five years of the eyes of patients with clinically diagnosed herpes simplex keratitis. These patients had presented to the cornea services and a cornea specialist carried out the ocular examination under slit-lamp magnification. The medical records were reviewed by the authors. Clinical details on examination were recorded and, diagnosis of the stage of disease given in the case record was noted.


Of a total of 166 patients (172 eyes), there were 108 (65%) males and 58 (35%) females; 93% patients had unilateral lesions , 57% presented with epithelial lesions, 24% with stromal lesions, 1.7% with epithelial and stromal lesions, and 15.7% with endothelitis. 21.5% patients had recurrent lesions. 1.7% patients developed herpes simplex keratitis in penetrating keratoplasty graft and 0.6% in Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty graft.


Herpes simples keratitis can present in a varied fashion. Majority of the patients had epithelial lesions (57%) while the incidence of combined epithelial and stromal lesions was the lowest (1.7%). Herpes simplex keratitis has a male preponderance (65%) and the incidence of unilateral lesions(93%) is much more than bilateral lesions(7%)

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