Wirusowe zapalenia oczu
Authors: Aleksandra Brzostek, Ewa Langwińska.

Viral Eye Infections.

Wydanie 4/2022
str. 16 – 18

Autorzy: Aleksandra Brzostek1, Ewa Langwińska1,2.

  1. Samodzielny Publiczny Kliniczny Szpital Okulistyczny w Warszawie.
  2. Katedra i Klinika Okulistyki Wydziału Lekarskiego Warszawskiego Uniwersytetu Medycznego.
    Kierownik: prof. dr hab. n. med. Jacek P. Szaflik.


Viral eye infections are a frequent cause of „pink eye” like: conjunctivitis, keratitis or uveitis. It is caused by viruses like adenovirus, herpes virus, less often by pox-viruses, Varicella- Zoster virus or lately conjunctivitis due to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Symptoms include irritation, photophobia, pain, red or swollen eyes, blurred vision and watery discharge. Viral conjunctivitis like bacterial is highly contagious. It is usually clears up without treatment in 7 to 14 days but sometimes antiviral eye drops or corticosteroids are beneficial. This infections – viral – are more common in adults than in children.