Eye Conditions and Treatment
Shingles is treated in the Cornea Service
Shingles is an infection by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Chickenpox lay dormant in the body in the nerve roots. If the virus becomes active it causes shingles, not another case of chickenpox. When shingles occur in the head and neck area, there is an increased chance that the virus may infect the cornea.
Signs and Symptoms
Treatment and Prevention