What are complications 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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Herpes zoster involving CN V1 (ie, HZO) may be associated with conjunctivitis, keratitis, corneal ulceration, iridocyclitis, glaucoma, and decreased visual acuity or blindness. With ocular involvement, long-term antiviral treatment may be required.


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