THE MERCK MANUAL: The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapymultimedia


  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
  • Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

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    Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

    The eye is affected in about half of cases of V1 varicella-zoster virus reactivation. Typical findings include painful forehead rash, a lesion at the tip of the nose, and marked eyelid edema. Eye findings vary and may include conjunctivitis, episcleritis, keratitis, uveitis, retinitis, or a combination.

    Image courtesy of Professor J. Wollensak via the Online Journal of Ophthalmology (