Sometimes Herpes Simplex eye infections subside without any treatment. Other times doctors will prescribe medications in the form of eye drops, ointments or an oral pill for the virus (acyclovir).
A type of herpes simplex destroys cells in the eyes. For this condition doctors may recommend that you take an additional medicine (corticosteroids) to prevent serious problems. However, corticosteroids should not be taken for other forms of HSV. Severe cases may cause scarring and loss of vision, which may require surgery. The specialist ophthalmologist may recommend keratoplasty (corneal transplantation) if the cornea has undergone severe scarring.