Herpes zoster keratitis development after acute retinal necrosis
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To report a case of herpes zoster keratitis in a patient undergoing treatment for herpetic acute retinal necrosis.
A 71 year old male presented with acute retinal necrosis of the left eye due to herpes zoster and was treated with intravitreal foscarnet and oral valcyclovir. He developed a retinal detachment and underwent surgical repair. After four weeks, he developed an ipsilateral herpetic zoster keratitis demonstrated by Rose-Bengal staining that was responsive to topical ganciclovir gel.
This case report describes the unusual development of herpes zoster keratitis after the development of unilateral acute retinal necrosis (ARN) in a patient on antiviral treatment.
KeywordsAcute retinal necrosis Herpes zoster keratitis Acyclovir resistance
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Waseem Ansari declares that he has no conflict of interest. Francesco Pichi declares that he has no conflict of interest. Paula E. Pecen MD declares that she has no conflict of interest. Careen Y. Lowder MD declares that she has no conflict of interest. Sunil K. Srivistava declares that she has no conflict of interest.
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