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June 1968

Recurrent Herpes Simplex Conjunctivitis

Author Affiliations

Gainesville, Fla
From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine and the Gainesville Veterans Administration Hospital, Gainesville, Fla (Drs. Brown and Kaufman), the Howe Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston (Drs. Nesburn and Pavan-Langston), and from Merrick, NY (Dr. Nauheim).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1968;79(6):733-735. doi:10.1001/archopht.1968.03850040735013

Five cases of secondary and recurrent herpes simplex conjunctivitis without corneal involvement are presented. The disease may vary from an asymptomatic conjunctivitis to a severe ulcerative disease. Each case was confirmed by isolation of the virus, and one patient demonstrated herpes antigen in conjunctival tissue.