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Episode 40: How to Treat Highly Contagious EKC

by Dave Kading, OD, Mile Brujic, OD

Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis or EKC is a highly contagious condition that must be treated as soon as it is identified. There are currently no FDA-approved treatments specifically for EKC, however, there are alternative topical treatments that have been shown to decrease the viral load of EKC. After physicians manage the infection, a topical corticosteroid can be used to treat inflammation.