Herpes zoster is a recurrent infection of the varicella-zoster virus. When it infects the periorbital region, the virus often involves the ocular structures, and may lead to more disastrous sequelae, including blindness. Despite advancements, including immunization and antiviral therapy, zoster ophthalmicus persists in the population. Therapy mitigates, but does not obviate, many of the complications of infection. Our paper describes a patient with herpes zoster ophthalmicus that presented from the community.
Callahan, MD, Bonnie; Sagar, MD, Utpal; and Martynowicz, DO, Ted
"Herpes zoster ophthalmicus with third nerve palsy,"
The Medicine Forum:
Vol. 8, Article 8.
Available at: http://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol8/iss1/8