Recurrent Herpetic Keratouveitis Following YAG Laser Peripheral Iridotomy


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Abstract

Objective:To report recurrent herpetic keratouveitis following YAG laser peripheral iridotomy.Methods:Case report.Results:A 64-year-old woman with a history of dendritic keratitis underwent Nd:YAG laser peripheral iridotomy and developed geographic epithelial keratitis with stromal keratouveitis. Culture of a corneal swab grew herpes simplex virus type I. Keratouveitis subsided with acyclovir and corticosteroid therapy.Conclusions:Recurrent herpetic keratouveitis may be induced by YAG laser iridotomy.

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