Eye Herpes Treatment -Herpes And Eye Blindness
The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome shaped surface that covers the front of the eye. It plays an important role in focusing your vision. HSV (herpes simplex virus) keratitis is an infection on cornea, the clear dome that covers the colored part of the eye. HSV keratitis is a major cause of blindness worldwide. HSV 1 also causes cold sores on the mouth, is most common cause of corneal infections.
Causes of cornea blindness
Herpes type 1 is very contagious and commonly transmitted by skin to skin contact with someone who has the virus. Herpes simplex virus is the most frequent cause of corneal blindness. Herpes in an incurable disease, but you can control its symptoms and also prevent further infections. Almost 90 percent of the population of United States is exposed to type 1 herpes usually during their childhood. After the infection, the virus lies in a dormant state, living in nerve cells of the skin and eye. Reactivation can be triggered in a number of ways, including