2021
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajoc.2021.101144
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Sterile iris abscess associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus

Abstract: Purpose To report a case of a sterile iris abscess associated with herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO). Observations A 69-year-old African American female presented to SUNY Downstate Medical Center complaining of left-sided eye pain for two weeks. The patient had a best-corrected visual acuity of 20/30 OD and 20/200 OS. On external exam, vesicles were noted on the left upper lid and tip of the nose. Anterior segment exam was notable for decreased sensation without epitheli… Show more

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“…About 50-85% of HZO cases experience ocular complaints such as conjunctivitis, uveitis, episcleritis, keratitis, or retinitis [20,21]. Rare manifestations are the sterile iris abscess [22], oculomotoric nerve palsy [23], superior orbital fissure syndrome [24], orbital apex syndrome [25], and isolated nonreactive mydriasis [26].…”
Section: Hz Ophthalmicus (Hzo)mentioning
confidence: 99%
“…About 50-85% of HZO cases experience ocular complaints such as conjunctivitis, uveitis, episcleritis, keratitis, or retinitis [20,21]. Rare manifestations are the sterile iris abscess [22], oculomotoric nerve palsy [23], superior orbital fissure syndrome [24], orbital apex syndrome [25], and isolated nonreactive mydriasis [26].…”
Section: Hz Ophthalmicus (Hzo)mentioning
confidence: 99%