• New drug could treat cold sores better than anything else

    3 monthes ago - By Daily Mail

    Scientists at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered that a drug effectively treats herpes in the eye and may treat all forms of the virus, offering a glimmer of hope to herpes sufferers.
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  • When Herpes Infects the Eye

    When Herpes Infects the Eye

    3 monthes ago - By The Atlantic

    Herpes simplex virus type 1 is best known as the culprit behind cold sores. When it's not causing itchy, crusty sores on the mouth, it hides in the bundle of nerves that run through the face. And it's super common. An estimated 50 to 90 percent of people harbor lifelong infections of HSV-1-largely without incident. But in some cases, HSV-1 can run through that bundles of nerves in the face and erupt in the eye. Or maybe it gets into the eye from the outside. No one is really sure. In any case, HSV-1 can definitely infect the eye. (In case you're wondering: HSV-1 can also cause genital...
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