Do you know that herpes is not only of two types, oral and genital herpes? There are some other forms of herpes also and one of which is herpes zoster opthalmicus. It is a reactivation of varicella- zoster virus infection (shingles) involving the eyes. Herpes zoster opthalmicus represents one fourth of all cases of herpes zoster.

The signs and symptoms of this virus include dermatomal forehead rashes, inflammation of all the tissues of the anterior, loss of vision and debilitating pain. Herpes zoster is common infection caused by human herpes virus 3, the same virus which causes varicella (chickenpox). It is a member of the same family as herpes simplex virus. Normal aging and poor nutrition correlate with outbreak of herpes zoster. Certain factors such as physical and emotional stress as well as fatigue may participate in episodic outbreaks. Continue reading “THE RIGHT TREATMENT FOR HERPES ZOSTER OPTHALMICUS” »