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Title: Unilateral optic neuritis in a case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus
Authors: Uludağ Üniversitesi/Tıp Fakültesi/Göz Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı.
Uludağ Üniversitesi/Tıp Fakültesi/Klinik Mikrobiyoloji ve Enfeksiyon Hastalıkları Anabilim Dalı.
Yalçınbayır, Özgür
Gelişken, Öner
Yılmaz, Emel
Keywords: Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus
Optic neuritis
Neurosciences & neurology
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Citation: Yalçınbayır, Ö. vd. (2009). "Unilateral optic neuritis in a case of herpes zoster ophthalmicus". Neuro-Ophthalmology, 33(6), 339-342.
Abstract: A 48-year-old white male presented with sudden loss of vision. He had vesicular eruptions of herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) at that time. His best-corrected visual acuity was 20/200 in the left eye and 20/20 in the right eye. His ocular examination revealed that he had optic neuritis ( ON) secondary to HZO. An extensive diagnostic work up revealed no underlying immunocomprise. The patient was given intravenous aciclovir along with oral prednisolone. At the twelfth month of follow-up, the vision is 20/40 in the right eye and 20/20 in the left eye. In conclusion, accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment is needed to restore some useful vision in cases with ON secondary to HZO.
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