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Revista Brasileira de Oftalmologia

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GARCIA, Gisela; YAMANE, Iris de Souza  and  YAMANE, Yoshifumi. Endothelitis and herpetic keratoneuritis. Rev. bras.oftalmol. [online]. 2008, vol.67, n.3, pp.138-141. ISSN 0034-7280.

We decribed a case of endothelitis that began with keratoneuritis in patient who wore soft contact lens and saline solution with poor hygiene. A 41 years old ,white female suffered from severe pain in her left eye, with microcystic corneal edema and radial keratoneuritis .Culture and corneal byopsia was made, and all tests were negative.The treatment including topical dexametasona 0.1% ophthalmic solution and oral acyclovir successfully controlled the corneal edema and the pain.

Keywords : Eye infections, viral [etiology]; Contact lenses, hydrophilic [adverse effects]; Keratitis, herpetic [drug therapy]; Keratitis, herpetic [therapy]; Corneal edema; Case reports.

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