Table 1

Summarised data of study group

SubjectsPatient NoAge, sexNumber (%) of ophthalmologists suspecting HSV keratitisPCR result
Affected eyes of patients123, M5/14 (36)negative
242, F5/14 (36)negative
366, M8/14 (57)positive
469, M4/14 (29)negative
560, M9/14 (64)positive
624, M7/14 (50)positive
774, M12/14 (86)positive
829, M4/14 (29)positive
974, M4/14 (29)negative
1062, M4/14 (29)positive
1182, M12/14 (86)positive
1218, M6/14 (43)negative
1362, M4/14 (29)negative
1482, F5/14 (36)negative
1581, F13/14 (93)negative
1673, M4/14 (29)negative
1769, M4/14 (29)positive
Unaffected eyes of patients1–170negative
Normal controls1–19Average age 69 years0negative
(38 eyes)10 males, 9 females