Persisting epithelial herpes simplex keratitis while on cyclosporin-A ointment

A. J. Field, J. D. Gottsch

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Background: This is the first report of cyclosporin-A ointment (CsA) adversely affecting epithelial herpes simplex virus keratitis in a corneal graft. Methods: The details of this case were obtained from the patient's record at The Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute. Results: Ceasing CsA ointment resulted in resolution of the epithelial HSV keratitis. Conclusion: Immunosuppression caused by CsA ointment resulted in persisting epithelial HSV keratitis despite adequate topical treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-334
Number of pages2
JournalAustralian and New Zealand Journal of Ophthalmology
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • corneal transplantation
  • cyclosporin/adverse effect
  • graft rejection
  • herpetic keratitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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