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Ophthalmic herpes zoster

Definition: Virus infection of the Gasserian ganglion and its nerve branches characterized by pain and vesicular eruptions with much swelling. Ocular involvement is usually heralded by a vesicle on the tip of the nose. This area is innervated by the nasociliary nerve.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): herpes zoster ophthalmicus, ophthalmic zoster, ophthalmic herpes zoster, herpes zoster ophthalmic

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