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is it possible for lagophthalmos to be from herpes zoster (shingles)?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Lagophthalmos causes: Lagophthalmos the inability to close the eyelid completely. This results from damage to the 7th cranial nerve or 'facial' nerve. There are many possible causes such as trauma, stroke, tumors, Bell's palsy, Lyme disease or other rare causes. Although I've never seen a case - zoster could probably do it, although would be quite rare. Zoster infects nerve roots, so if it came out in that area, maybe
Answered on Jul 21, 2014

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