Herpetic Eye Disease

Updated in 2022

Course Description: This course covers the anterior segment complications associated with herpes simplex virus infection. The natural history of the herpes simplex virus and the epidemiology of HSV infections are discussed. Blepharocunjunctivitis, dendritic keratitis, stromal keratitis, endothelitis, trabeculitis, iritis, and neurotrophic keratitis are all covered in detail. Primary disease vs. secondary recurrent disease is stressed.

Course Objectives:

To learn about the natural history of Herpes Simplex infections
To learn about the epidemiology of Herpes Simplex ocular infections
To learn about the anterior segment manifestations of Herpes Simplex infection
To learn about the management of various manifestations of anterior segment Herpes Simplex infections.
Bradley Sutton, O.D., F.A.A.O., Indiana University School of Optometry: Indianapolis Eye Care Center, Clinical Professor

This course qualifies for 1 hour of IOB and Legend Drug Certificate credit.

Course Fee
IOA Members:  $ 25.00
Non-Members:  $ 30.00

Course Instructions/Course Access/Test Access 
1.  Accessing Course:  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COURSE.   You must pay the course fee (see the link below) and receive a score of at least seventy percent (70%) on a 10 question test to receive credit for taking this course. This on-line course is in PDF format.

2.  Payment/Taking Test for Credit:  You must pay for the course in order to take the test.  No refunds will be made for online courses. Certificates of Completion for those who pass the examination will be available to download through this website.


3.  Retests:  You may retake the test if you failed to receive 70% on the test and wish to to be tested again.  There is no charge for retests.

If you have problems accessing the course, paying for the course, or accessing the test, please contact education@ioa.org or 317-237-3560.