Herpes simplex eye infections are a relatively commonand potentially serious type of eye infection.

They're caused by a virus called herpes simplex usuallythe herpes simplex virus type1 (HSV-1), which also causes Herpes simplex virus .

It's important to get medical help if you think you may have the infection, as your vision could be at risk if it's not treated.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 24 Oct 2016