Baltimore Washington Eye Center, Maryland

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New medication helps treat viral infections of the cornea

A new topical medication recently became available that makes treating herpetic eye infections much easier for patients. The name of the drug is Zirgan. It is used 5 times/day versus the older medication, Viroptic, which needs to be used 9x/day. Also, Zirgan does not require refrigeration whereas Viroptic needs to be kept cool between uses. Zirgan may also be beneficial for more than one type of herpetic corneal infection compared to the older medication. Certainly a welcome addition to our treatment options.