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July 1974

Photodynamic Inactivation of Herpes Simplex Keratitis

Author Affiliations

Winston-Salem, NC
From the departments of ophthalmology and microbiology, Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1974;92(1):51-53. doi:10.1001/archopht.1974.01010010055013

Bilateral herpes simplex keratitis was induced in rabbit corneas. The infected corneas were treated with either neutral red dye followed by exposure to fluorescent light or with idoxuridine ointment. Dye-light treatment produced a faster cure rate than idoxuridine.