DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_105_22 ISSN:

A conventional case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus with curious findings

Aravind Yaragani, Kamala Subramanian
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • General Environmental Science

A 49-year-old female presented with complaints of right-sided headache, right eye severe pain, and diminution of vision since 1 month. Examination revealed healed skin rashes over the right side of the forehead, right upper lid mechanical ptosis, unilateral restriction of movements, corneal edema, total hyphema, and thickening of retino-choroido-scleral (RCS) complex with subtenon fluid on ultrasonography. A diagnosis of herpes zoster uveitis with total hyphema with posterior scleritis was considered. She was started on topical steroids and intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering agents. But, she was lost to follow up and 6 months later, the eye was phthisical. Here, we present a relatively rare case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) with hyphema and posterior scleritis.

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