Top
10
Doctor insights on: Chickenpox In The Eye

Share
1

1
Can chickenpox cause eye blindness . My brother has chickenpox in the eye . What should we do?

Can chickenpox cause eye blindness . My brother has chickenpox in the eye . What should we do?

Chicken pox: Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus can be a complication of chickenpox. Depending on his symptoms- he may need treatment with an antiviral medication or a steroid. This article can help to determine when medical care is indicated: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/herpes-viruses-eyes ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
719 doctors shared insights

Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


2

2
What should I do for chicken pox on the eye lid for my 8 year old son?

What should I do for chicken pox on the eye lid for my 8 year old son?

Hot compresses: Chicken pox can affect the eye lid but there is no statistically significant relationship between eyelid rash and ocular involvement. However pts with chicken pox can get conjunctivitis, uveitis, cornea infections from the virus; if pain develops or decreased vision, see an eyemd. Otherwise hot compresses/soaks will help. ...Read more

4

4
Hi my 18 week old baby has got chicken pox and has one right in the corner of her mouth & two on her eye lid is this ok/normal or do I need to go to?

Hi my 18 week old baby has got chicken pox and has one right in the corner of her mouth & two on her eye lid is this ok/normal or do I need to go to?

See a pediatrician!: It could be chicken pox or a type of herpes virus. Either way, please see your pediatrician immediately! they will likely refer you to a local pediatric ophthalmologist if necessary. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is the lens of the eye?

What is the lens of the eye?

Crystalline lens: Your eye is a complicated organ system. Inside the front of the eye there is a fluid chamber between the cornea and the colored part of your eye, called the iris. In the center of the iris there is an opening called the pupil and behind that another chamber between the iris and the crystalline lens. The lens is a disc shaped living tissue composed of regularly arranged collagen with a capsule. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
What causes the eye's to blink?

What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking : Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more

7

7
What cause scardosis of the eye?

What cause scardosis of the eye?

History, Blood test first : Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic and affects people of Scandinavia and African Americans more. There is a blood test and gallium scan that's ordered if there is a clinical suspicion that it is affecting you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How are tears created in the eye?

How are tears created in the eye?

Two types: Emotional tears- lacrimal gland under outer upper lid. Regular tears: three layers. Mucous- goblet cells in conjunctiva. Aqueous- krause and wolfring glands in conjunctiva. Oily- meibomian gland in lids. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
What is gout in the eye?

What is gout in the eye?

Uric acid effect: Patients with gout ( a form of arthritis) have elevated uric acid levels. There are reports in the literature where there is evidence that deposits of uric acid crystals in the eyes of patient with gout have caused damage to eye structures such as the sclerotic, the choroid and the bacillary layer of the retina and cases of episcleritis have occurred concomitantly with an acute episode of gout. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is pinguecula in the eye?

What is pinguecula in the eye?

Eyeball feature: This is a yellowish patch of cells occasionally seen on the surface conjunctiva of the eyeball.More often on the nasal side, if present it is usually at the corneal/scleral junction. It is of little if any significance and is more often found in older people. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
798 doctors shared insights

Eye Health (Definition)

Eye health involves the function and vision of the eye and all ...Read more