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Herpes simplex infection of the deep layers of the cornea results in:
Treatment is difficult and often necessitates the simultaneous use of steroids and acyclovir (N.B. steroids are not used in the treatment of dendritic ulceration).
Scarring of the cornea is common; corneal grafting is then the only treatment.