Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 289-291

An interesting case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital Ahemdabad, Ahemdabad Cant, Hanuman Camp, Shahibag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Command Hospital, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Avinash Mishra
Department of Ophthalmology, Military Hospital Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad Cant, Hanuman Camp, Shahibag, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.114651

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Approximately 20% of the world's population suffers from herpes zoster at least once in a lifetime, with about 10% to 20% of these having an ophthalmic involvement. Timely diagnosis of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus (HZO), with an early recognition of its various associated complications as well as their management along with an early referral to an ophthalmologist are critical in limiting visual disability. Here we report an interesting case of HZO in a young individual who in addition to the corneal involvement also had anterior uveitis as well as grossly raised intra ocular pressure

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