Herpetic disease transplant rejection

Herpetic disease transplant rejection – Any time you touch an eye, you can activate the HSV virus, and this includes cataract surgery.

HSV destroys the anterior segment.

I had undertaken a revision transplant in this 73-year-old man, and his vision improved to 6l9. He was delighted!

Over the course of 2 days, the endothelium rejected, and after commencing topical steroids, the typical HSV dendritic epithelial pattern appeared.

Herpetic disease transplant rejection
Herpetic disease transplant rejection.

We don’t prescribe enough long-term prevention for HSV, but tend to treat relapses.

Instead, shift focus to long term management.

I have told this man he will need to be on Valtrex for years, if we are to consider further surgery.

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If you suffer from a corneal issue and think we can help, then you can request an appointment online or call the clinic on 1300 393 322. We have 2 Sydney locations for consultation, Westmead and the city on Macquarie Street opposite the Eye Hospital.