Study Ties Reactivated Herpes Virus to Vision Loss

Study Ties Reactivated Herpes Virus to Vision Loss

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Study Ties Reactivated Herpes Virus to Vision Loss

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), which is a common cause of neurotrophic keratitis (NK), was associated with eye complications and a loss of vision, a study reported.  The analysis found older age, poor vision, Caucasian ethnicity, and eye inflammation (uveitis) to be risk factors for moderate vision loss due to HZO, scientists said.  The results,“Long term complications and vision loss following herpes zoster ophthalmicus,” were published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science and presented at…

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