Eyelid herpes zoster is a skin disease of the eyelids caused by varicella-zoster virus infection of the trigeminal nerve.
The main clinical manifestation is the appearance of clusters of small, clear blisters on the eyelid skin arranged in bands that do not extend beyond the middle boundary of the face and nose. As the disease progresses, the blister fluid becomes cloudy, ruptures, and eventually dries and crusts over. The duration of the disease is usually about 2 weeks, and after the scabs fall off, permanent scarring and hyperpigmentation may form.
Patients may also experience severe neuralgia that persists for months after the disease is cured.
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