The symptoms of herpes keratitis may include pain, redness, blurred vision, tearing, discharge and sensitivity to light.
If the infection is superficial, involving only the cornea’s outer layer (called the epithelium), it will usually heal without scarring. However, it if involves the deeper layers of cornea (which can happen after time), the infection may lead to scarring of the cornea, loss of vision and sometimes even blindness.
Left untreated, herpes keratitis can severely damage your eye.
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