Mathews Journal of Ophthalmology


Previous Issues Volume 8, Issue 2 - 2023

The Myriad of Post Herpetic Anterior Uveitis in Herpes Zoster Viral Infection

Rubina Shah*

National Eye Center Lahore, Pakistan

*Corresponding author: Dr. Rubina Shah OD, FAAO, National Eye Center Lahore, Pakistan, Phone: 00923424014487; Email: [email protected].

Received Date: September 01, 2023

Published Date: September 12, 2023

Citation: Shah R, et al. (2023). The Myriad of Post Herpetic Anterior Uveitis in Herpes Zoster Viral Infection. Mathews J Ophthalmol. 8(2):33.

Copyrights: Shah R, et al. © (2023).


Herpes viridae is an infective family of virus that is common worldwide. An additional 100 herpes viruses have been categorized, but humans may be affected by only 8 which are Herpes simplex virus (HSV) and varicella-zoster virus (VZV), cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein–Barr virus (EBV), human herpes virus [1]. This wide spectrum of viruses can cause various ocular diseases with clinical presentations of keratoconjunctivitis, dendritic epithelial keratitis Blepharitis, geographic or trophic herpetic corneal ulceration, stromal keratitis, and intraocular inflammation. Two major entities may comprise ocular inflammation, anterior uveitis with or second with active corneal involvement as epithelial keratitis or interstitial keratitis and viral retinopathy, which were seen in both immunocompetent and immunocompromised patients. An estimated 90% of intra-ocular inflammation is associated with anterior uveitis and 5 % to 10% of the case of uveitis has chances of herpetic anterior uveitis that is either due to herpes simplex or varicella zoster virus infection [2-4]. It is the common cause of anterior infectious uveitis. This case outlined an overview of post-herpetic anterior uveitis and its occurrence in Herpes Zoster and the effectiveness of medical therapy.

Keywords: HZO (Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus), OD (Ocular Dexterous), OS (Ocular Sinister), PHN (Post Herpetic Neuralgia), The Herpetic Eye Disease Study (HEDS), Cytomegalovirus (CMV), Epstein–Barr Virus (EBV).

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