What is the frequency of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO?

Updated: Jan 25, 2019
  • Author: Camila K Janniger, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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HZO represents 10-15% of all cases of HZ. Approximately half of these patients develop complications of HZO. The risk of ophthalmic complications in patients with herpes zoster does not seem to correlate with age, sex, or severity of the rash.


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