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Is herpes simplex keratitis serious?

The seriousness of herpes simplex keratitis increases the more time it reactivates and reinfects the eye. The primary danger comes from damage the virus does to the cornea over multiple reactivations. The damage can cause scarring, ulcers, or blood vessel formation on the cornea, all of which can lead to blurry and impaired vision.

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