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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 953910, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/953910
Case Report

An Acute Case of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus with Ophthalmoplegia

1The Postgraduate Education Centre, Basildon University Hospital, Essex SS16 5NL, UK
2Department of Respiratory Medicine, The London Chest Hospital, Bonner Road, London E2 9JX, UK

Received 6 February 2012; Accepted 5 March 2012

Academic Editors: D. Callanan, A. Ferreras, and M. B. Parodi

Copyright © 2012 Wasim Hakim et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO) with oculomotor nerve involvement is rare, even rarer as an acute presentation rather than sequelae of HZO. In this paper we present a case of cutaneous HZO in which our patient's initial presentation was one of complete ophthalmoplegia.