2014 Article - "The prevalence of viral Conjunctivitis in patients who referred to eye specialist Hospitals in Tehran, Iran" (pdf, 239KB)

Summary: The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of herpes simplex virus 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), Varicella-Zoster virus and Adenovirus associated with conjunctivitis in swab samples of patients who referred to Eye Specialist Hospitals in Tehran. A total of 150 swap samples were tested with FTD Eye diagnostic assay. Among them, 22 (14.6%) and 5 (3.3%) were positive for Adenovirus and HSV-1 DNA, respectively. This prevalence pattern indicated that adenovirus has a major role in viral conjunctivitis rather than HSV-1.

Kits used: FTD Eye