Depending on the cause, a viral eye infection can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Certain chronic types of viral eye infection, such as cytomegalovirus retinitis, may require long-term care and treatment on the order of many months. Most cases of viral eye infection are not that serious, however, and clear up on their own after a few days.
- Q Is there a cure for viral eye infections?
- Q What are the treatment options for cytomegalovirus retinitis?
- Q What causes cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis)?
- Q What do I need to know about caring for someone with viral eye infections?
- Q Are there alternative treatments for viral eye infections?
- Q What are neurological consequences of cytomegalovirus infection (CMV)?