Eye Shingles: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment Options
December 7, 2015•9 min
Learn about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for shingles around the eyes.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.