How is neurotrophic keratopathy treated in patients with herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Jim C Wang (王崇安), MD; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Neurotrophic keratopathy is managed with nonpreserved lubricants, eyelid patching, bandage contact lenses, and autologous serum. Potentially epithelial-toxic medications should be discontinued. Ulcers that fail to respond to the above measures may heal with tarsorrhaphy. Stromal thinning and perforation may necessitate surgical intervention.


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