What are the physical findings of varicella conjunctivitis?

Updated: Mar 24, 2020
  • Author: Ingrid U Scott, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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Small, papular lesions that erupt along the lid margin or at the limbus are present with varicella conjunctivitis. These lesions may resolve without sequelae, or they may become pustular and form painful, reactive conjunctival ulcers with permanent cicatrization and conjunctival pigmentation. Lid lesions may also resolve or may lead to notching, distichiasis, alopecia, hypopigmentation, or scarring.


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