What are the treatment options for conjunctivitis (pink eye) caused by VZV infection?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Treatment of VZV eye disease includes oral acyclovir, 600-800 mg, 5 times daily for 7-10 days, to terminate viral replication. Valacyclovir 1000 mg or famciclovir 500 mg PO TID for 7-10 days is also approved for herpes zoster infection. Topical corticosteroids usually are not indicated for conjunctivitis or keratitis.


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