What causes viral corneal ulcers?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Corneal ulcers due to viral infection often occur on a previously intact corneal epithelium.

Herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses can both cause significant infectious keratitis. [2]

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