Herpes Simplex Virus Epithelial Keratitis

In Vivo Morphology in the Human Cornea

  • Helen Tabery

About this book

Introduction

Herpes Simplex Virus Epithelial Keratitis provides a kind of ‘living histology’, revealing both morphological and dynamic features of the disease, and explaining the mechanisms behind them. 

It discusses in detail:
° the result of herpes simplex virus impact on the living human epithelium
° the step-by-step dynamics of healing during a successful treatment
° the complications and sequelae of infection

The case studies presented demonstrate the application of these observations in clinical practice. This unique guide offers insights helpful in differential diagnostics and the recognition of lesser known variants, as well as complications. It is also useful for the follow–up of treatment results and the differentiation between an active infection and sequelae. It is an invaluable aid for ophthalmologists and researchers working with ocular surfaces.

Keywords

Cornea HSV Herpes simplex virus Human In Vivo photomicrography Virus infection

Authors and affiliations

  • Helen Tabery
    • 1
  1. 1.Eye ClinicMalmö University Hospital (UMAS)MalmöSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01012-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-01011-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-01012-5
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