Ghost Vessels from Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Interstitial Keratitis
Contributor: William Flanary, MD
Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA
This is a 29-year-old female with a history of herpes simplex keratitis diagnosed at age 5. She has had multiple recurrences of stromal keratitis throughout her childhood. Her exam revealed a stromal scar in the left eye with regressed blood vessels ("ghost vessels"). This represents evidence of prior herpetic disease.
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