Eye Care Expert Forum
Shingles and eye pain
About This Forum:

Our Ask-A-Doctor Eye Care Forum is where you can post your question and receive a personal answer from physicians affiliated with the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar_universal
Shingles and eye pain
I was diagnosed with shingles on my left fore head and scalp 2 weeks ago and am taking Acyclovir.  I now have severe eye pain in my left eye.  Do I need to see an eye doctor or is the Acyclovir all I need?  
Discussion is closed
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
284078_tn?1282620298
You absolutely need to see an EyeMD Ophthalmologst.  About 40% of the time in my practice, when shingles (varicella zoster virus) is around the eye, it gets in the eye and causes long term inflammation, often with glaucoma, pain and reduced vision.  Often the inflammation can last a year or more and can cause serious eye problems.

MJK MD
Discussion is closed
Cancel
Avatar_universal
A related discussion, Eye Shingles was started.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
This Forum's Experts
711220_tn?1251894727
Sharper Vision Centers
Torrance, CA
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank