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Here is a quick mnemonic “SIMPLE EYE RASH to remember about Herpes Simplex Infection In Eye

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, MBBS, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT, MCAT & NCLEX exams

Herpes Simplex Infection In Eye : How To Remember Easily ?

  • S – Serum antibodies indicate prior viral infection.
  • I – Involvement of both eyes is extremely rare.
  • M – Manifests as a unilateral follicular blepharoconjunctivitis.
  • P – Primary ocular infection is caused by herpes simplex type 1.
  • L – Latent herpesvirus can lead to recurrent ocular infection.
  • E – Edema, vascularization, and iridocyclitis may occur due to corneal stromal inflammation.
  • E – Easily confused with adenoviral conjunctivitis without telltale vesicles.
  • Y – Yes, Topical glucocorticoids are effective in mitigating corneal scarring.
  • E – Eyelids or conjunctiva may have telltale vesicles.
  • R – Risks include corneal melting, perforation, prolonged infection, and glaucoma.
  • A – Antiviral treatment options include trifluridine, ganciclovir, acyclovir, and valacyclovir.
  • S – Stromal damage may require reserved use of glucocorticoids.
  • H – Herpes keratitis is treated with cycloplegia and antiviral agents.


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