Ophthalmic Medical Technology Student
University of Arkansas Medical Sciences
What is Herpes Simple Keratitis?
Ocular herpes is usually caused by the same virus responsible for cold sores on the lip, herpes simplex virus type I. Herpes simplex virus (HSV)typically affects only one eye and is not a sexually transmitted disease. It is spread by contact with people who have the virus. Around 50,000 people develop ocular herpes in the United States each year.