Is Predforte eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Yes but: The standard approach to herpes zoster ophthalmicus includes oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir) to limit VZV replication, and the use adjunctive topical steroid drops to reduce the inflammatory response and control immune-associated keratitis and iritis.

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Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Herpes zoster tx. The standard approach to herpes zoster opthalmicus is to treat with antiviral therapy using a systemic drug like acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovir. However, gangciclovir ophthalmic gel is still indicated for treatment of herpes zoster opthalmicus. Treatment depends on the symptoms, because if there are systemic shingles symptoms present, a systemic antiviral should be started. Read more...

Can I infect someone if I have Herpes Zoster in the eye? I have a bf with healthy eyes and we kiss and such so our faces are close to each other.

Chicken pox. You cannot transmit herpes zoster per se. If the person with you are in contact has not had chicken pox or chicken pox vaccination s/he could get chicken pox from exposure to shingle, as both diseases are caused by the same virus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...

Can I get plastic surgery if I have Herpes Zoster in the eye? I want to have my nose and breasts done in the future, will it be possible?

Zoster or simplex? Do you mean herpes zoster (shingles) or herpes simplex? Zoster is unlikely to be a problem. Operations on the face and eyes can trigger reactivation of HSV1 in people with oral or facial herpes, usually (but not only) in people with known oral herpes (cold sores, etc). But this can be prevented with anti-herpes treatment if necessary. Breast surgery no problem. Discuss with your plastic surgeon. Read more...

Can herpes zoster of the eye cause post nasal drip?

Sure. Zoster ophthalmicus is very serious and causes all kinds of problems. If it is causing eye irritation it will naturally end up getting tears down the back of your nose into your throat. Read more...

Will Herpes Zoster go away permanently if I get a cornea transplant? And can I have lasik done on the eye as well?

Wrong question. H. Zoster heals in 3 to 5 weeks. Perhaps your question is about possible risk of Zoster due to a procedure. Ask the Dr who does the procedure. Also note means of protecting against it, typically valacyclovir. Read more...

I have had herpes zoster for 1.5 yrs in my eye. How long can this last?

Zoster infection. Clears within a few weeks, what you most likely have is post herpetic neuralgia which gives you the discomfort and pain. This pain can last indefinitely. Read more...

How can I reduce pain after an attack of herpes zoster on the right forehead which also damaged my right eye?

See your doctor. The pain that occurs with an active zoster lesion often requires narcotics for control. A few patients will experience long-term pain after the zoster has cleared. This is from nerve damage and can be treated with many medications. You will need to see your doctor for pain management. Read more...