Herpes Simplex eye - Learning Issue: Herpes Virus in Eye...

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Learning Issue: Herpes Virus in Eye Name: Michael Holmes Definition Herpes simplex virus is a ubliquitous virus that clinically affects humans. Causes HSV-1 Risk Factors Birth through birth canal of infected mother, Sexual activity, or other contact with Pathophysiology Signs and Symptoms Although corneal infection resulting from herpes viruses has dominated ophthalmic attention and studies, it also has been established clearly that uveal, retinal, eyelid, and orbital (ciliary ganglion, cranial nerve) involvements can be caused by these agents What to look for in physical exam Painful inflammation and vascular engorgement predominantly of the deep episcleral plexus closely applied to the sclera gave rise to a characteristic bluish-violet hue, along with dilatation and engorgement of the conjunctival and the superficial episcleral plexus. The sclera typically bowed outward. Slit-lamp examination with red-free light and diffuse illumination helped in delineating the different vascular plexuses. Diagnostic Testing
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2012 for the course PAS 600 - 601 taught by Professor Garrubba during the Fall '10 term at Chatham University.

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