The basis of this study is the problem of the keratitides where it is not possible to determine with certainty whether there is actually still a herpatic infection or only a trophic disturbance. There are also certainly cases of herpes virus uveititis where the diagnosis can only very rarely be ascertained by the discovery of viruses in the water of the eye, because the virus cannot circulate freely in the front space because they are bound to cells. The method of the fluorescent marked antibodies proves the existence of herpes virus in the tissue culture and also in the corneal epithelia of clinical infections.
Trans. of Ophthalmologica (Switzerland) v141 p278-282 1961.