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Eye Shingles: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options

From the Show: The Wizard of Eyes
Summary: Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for shingles around the eyes.
Air Date: 12/7/15
Duration: 10
Host: Robert Abel, Jr., MD
Guest Bio: Ravi Patel, MD
Dr. Ravi PatelDr. Ravi Patel is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and practices at Atlantic Eye Physicians in Monmouth County, NJ. His practice sub-specializes in corneal disease and refractive surgery. He is currently on the faculty at Wills Eye Hospital where he teaches residents and fellows about the latest options in corneal refractive surgery. His innovative approach with modern technology allows patients a fully customized treatment where there is no one size fits all.
Eye Shingles: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options
Dr. Ravi Patel returns to The Wizard of Eyes to discuss the multiple aspects of herpes zoster ophthalmicus, including diagnosis, treatment and prevention. 

Herpes zoster is an infection caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. 

Signs and symptoms of shingles in the eye are blisters around the eye or on the eyelid, swelling and redness of the eye or eyelid, and eye pain.

Being mindful of these symptoms is vital to getting treatment and to avoid permanent eye damage.