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Symptoms of Zoster scleritis
The following features are indicative of Zoster scleritis:
reddish and tender scleral nodule
tenderness on palpation
low grade fever
rash in cornea
corneal nerve damage
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Common Causes of Zoster scleritis
The following are the most common causes of Zoster scleritis:
varicella zoster virus
Risk Factors for Zoster scleritis
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Zoster scleritis:
middle aged females
Prevention of Zoster scleritis
Yes, it may be possible to prevent Zoster scleritis.
Occurrence of Zoster scleritis
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Zoster scleritis cases seen each year worldwide:
Common between 1 - 10 Million cases
Common Age Group
Zoster scleritis can occur at any age.
Zoster scleritis can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Zoster scleritis
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Zoster scleritis:
PCR (Polymerase chain reaction): To detect the presence of varicella zoster virus
Complications of Zoster scleritis if untreated
Yes, Zoster scleritis causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Zoster scleritis is left untreated:
Time for Treatment of Zoster scleritis
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Zoster scleritis to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
In 1 - 3 months
Is Zoster scleritis Infectious?
Yes, Zoster scleritis is known to be infectious. It can spread across people via the following means:
direct contact with infected patient
direct contact with the droplets of infected person
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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