Unilateral Optic Neuritis in a Case of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus


YALÇINBAYIR Ö., Gelisken O., YILMAZ E.

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY, vol.33, no.6, pp.339-342, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 33 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/01658100903267608
  • Journal Name: NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-342
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

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.