Ophthalmology Grand Rounds
Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Bennie Jeng, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Maryland School of Medicine
The prevalence of herpes zoster (HZ) ophthalmicus has been increasing, and it is affecting individuals of younger ages. Ophthalmic manifestations can lead to loss of vision, and post herpetic neuralgia is a debilitating condition. Despite the introduction of a new vaccine recently, cases of HZO with ocular involvement continue to be seen. Ongoing research show promise in the treatment of ophthalmic manifestations of HZO.