Orbital Apex Syndrome Secondary to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus

  title={Orbital Apex Syndrome Secondary to Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus},
  author={Gamze Kocaoğlu and Canan Aslı Utine and Aylin Yaman and S{\"u}leyman Men},
  booktitle={Turkish journal of ophthalmology},
Orbital apex syndrome is a rare complication of herpes zoster ophthalmicus. A patient being followed in our clinic for herpes zoster ophthalmicus developed orbital apex syndrome in the second week of treatment. Clinical diagnosis was supported by magnetic resonance imaging. Treatment with systemic steroid and antiviral therapy resulted in total regression of ophthalmoplegia at 2 months. However, optic neuropathy-induced vision loss was permanent. This case report examines orbital apex syndrome… CONTINUE READING