Herpes Simplex Related Glaucoma

  • Edney R. Moura Filho
  • Thomas J. Liesegang


The word “herpes” derives from the Greek verb meaning “to creep or crawl” and was used to describe spreading cutaneous lesions in the writings of Hippocrates some 25 centuries ago. There are now eight recognized human herpes viruses: herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1), HSV-2, varicella-zoster virus (VZV), cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, human herpes virus 6 (associated with roseola infantum), human herpes virus 7 (associated with roseola infantum and febrile convulsions), and human herpes virus 8 (associated with Kaposi sarcoma and lymphomas).


Ocular Hypertension Trabecular Meshwork Anterior Uveitis Oral Acyclovir Stromal Keratitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edney R. Moura Filho
    • 1
  • Thomas J. Liesegang
    • 2
  1. 1.Mayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of OphthalmologyMayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA

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