Clusters of epithelial cells in post LASIK interface, next to flap’s edge.


The patient is a 41 years old male who complained of a red, painful, right eye for the past 2 weeks.

Relevant systemic history included asthma and psoriasis. The patient was also morbidly obese.
There was no history of diabetes mellitus or any immune related disease.

He was not a contact lens user.
There was no recollection of ocular trauma.
He denied any relevant ophthalmologic priors, namely ocular surgery, infection or topical eyedrops.

Family history was unremarkable.

Smartphone video clip of a Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis fluorescein pattern.

Herpes Simplex Virus Keratitis remains a clinical diagnosis based on the presence of a dendritic ulcer, as its most common presentation.

It is characterized as a “linear branching pattern with terminal bulbs, swollen epithelial borders, and central ulceration through the basement membrane”.


The patient is a 28 year old female who was admitted to the emergency department of a different ophthalmology clinic on January 2013 with complaints of burning sensation, photophobia and weeping on

Systemic medical history: asthma, allergic rhinitis, nephrolythiasis
Medication: cetirizine

Ophthalmological medical history;
- Myopia;
- Current vision correction: daily contact lenses (RE: -0,75 D; LE -1,25 D)