Early therapy 'vital' for zoster eye symptoms

Confusion over optimum dosage has led to complications for patients, research suggests

Management of herpes zoster ophthalmicus varies widely, with some patients being prescribed therapy too late or at suboptimal dosage, an Australian study shows.

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus as seen after fluorescence staining using cobalt blue light.

Doctors from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne analysed data from digital health records on 100 consecutive patients