Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

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Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

Synonym(s) - Herpes Zoster, Ocular - Ocular Herpes Zoster

Definition: Virus infection of the Gasserian ganglion and its nerve branches characterized by pain and vesicular eruptions with much swelling. Ocular involvement is usually heralded by a vesicle on the tip of the nose. This area is innervated by the nasociliary nerve.

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