Dhingra S, Williams G, Pearson A
Orbit 2008;27(4):325-7
Publication year: 2008


A 63-year-old man with HZO presented with involvement of cranial nerves II, III, IV, V, and VI, with proptosis, raised intraocular pressure, and chemosis. With the aid of orbital imaging, a diagnosis of orbital apex inflammation secondary to HZO was confirmed, and he was treated with intravenous acyclovir and oral steroids. Despite this, he made a minimal recovery at eight months following presentation. Severe, irreversible orbital disease may develop following HZO, and an ischemic vasculitis may play a role in the pathogenesis of the disease.