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What are symptoms of herpes zoster ophthalmicus?

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The symptoms of herpes zoster ophthalmicus include:

  • Pain in and around only one eye
  • Redness of the eye
  • Headache and fever
  • Redness, rash, or sores on your eyelids and around your eyes, especially on your forehead. Sometimes the rash breaks out on the tip of your nose.
  • Blurry vision
  • Swelling and cloudiness of the cornea

From: Herpes and the Eye WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Treatment of herpes zoster in the immunocompetent host."'

Langston D. July 2014. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Herpes Eye Disease."

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

UpToDate: "Treatment of herpes zoster in the immunocompetent host."'

Langston D. July 2014. Digital Journal of Ophthalmology.

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus: "Herpes Eye Disease."

 

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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