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Journal of Case Reports
Corneal Involvement in Herpes Zoster Maxillaris: A Rare Occurrence
Shovna Dash, Gayatree Mohanty
Department of Ophthalmology, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences & Pradyumna Bal Memorial Hospital, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr. Gayatree Mohanty 
Email: mgayatree@gmail.com
Received: 03-MAY-2020 Accepted: 20-JUL-2020 Published Online: 20-AUG-2020
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2020.0045
Background: Herpes zoster ophthalmicus occurs due to reactivation  of  latent  varicella-zoster  virus  in  the  trigeminal  ganglion,  commonly  involving  the  ophthalmic  division.  To  the  best  of  our  knowledge,  ocular  involvement  in  zoster  cases  affecting  the  maxillary  division  have  been  rarely  reported. Case Report: We  present  two  young  females  with  herpes  zoster  ophthalmicus  involving  the  maxillary  division  with  corneal  involvement. Conclusion: All  cases  of  zoster  infection  should  be  referred  to  an  ophthalmologist  for  early  intervention  and  prevent  sequelae  like  corneal  opacity.  Maxillary  zoster  may  sometimes  precede  ophthalmic  zoster  and  zoster  ophthalmicus  may  occur  without  skin  rashes,  involving  only  the  cornea  or  iris.
Keywords : Cornea, Corneal Opacity, Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus, Ophthalmologists, Varicella Zoster Virus Infection.
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