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When might eye drops be recommended for herpes zoster ophthalmicus?

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If the infection is affecting your cornea, your doctor might recommend eye drops called corticosteroids. They'll help control the disease, but they can also raise the pressure in the eyes of some people. It's important to follow your doctor's instructions about having the pressure checked.

Another type of eye drop might also be prescribed to keep your pupil dilated. This will help your eye's natural fluids flow and keep the pressure in your eye in check.

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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