J Korean Ophthalmol Soc > Volume 54(12); 2013 > Article
Journal of the Korean Ophthalmological Society 2013;54(12):1950-1953.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3341/jkos.2013.54.12.1950    Published online December 13, 2013.
A Case of Herpetic Simplex Keratitis after Application of 0.015% Tafluprost Eye Drops.
Ho Gyun Park, Sangkyung Choi
Department of Ophthalmology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea. drskchoi@hanmail.net
타플루프로스트 점안 후 발생한 단순포진각막염 1예
Department of Ophthalmology, Veterans Health Service Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
To report a single case of herpes simplex keratitis after application of 0.015% tafluprost eye drops. CASE SUMMARY: A 68-year-old male presented with left eye discomfort, epiphora, decreased visual acuity and hyperemia. The patient was diagnosed with glaucoma 6 weeks prior and started on 0.015% tafluprost eye drops in left eye and 0.15% brimonidine in both eyes. On slit lamp examination dendritic epithelial defect was observed and the patient was diagnosed with herpes simplex keratitis. The 0.015% tafluprost treatment was discontinued and 0.15% brimonidine was applied in both eyes twice a day. The herpetic keratitis in his left eye resolved completely in 2 weeks with acyclovir ointment and oral antiviral agent. No further recurrence was observed in the following 3 months.
Key Words: Brimonidine;Herpetic simplex keratitis;Tafluprost

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