Herpes simplex virus (HSV) disciform keratitis
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA
Herpetic disciform keratitis is a primary endotheliitis resulting in both stromal and epithelial edema in a round (disciform) distribution with keratic precipitates underlying the area of edema. The corneal edema and keratic precipitates appear to be out of proportion to the degree of anterior chamber inflammation, in contrast to uveitis with secondary corneal decompensation. Disciform keratitis may be caused by both herpes simplex and herpes zoster viruses.
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