We present two cases of herpes zoster related orbital inflammatory syndrome that preceded the development of the cutaneous vesicular eruption. These cases demonstrate that patients with presumed idiopathic orbital inflammatory syndrome should be warned about the development of herpes zoster and should be specifically evaluated for the cutaneous vesicular eruption of herpes zoster ophthalmicus and antiviral treatment initiated, if indicated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)198-204
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Ophthalmology
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Sep 2009


  • Herpes zoster
  • Inflammatory pseudotumor
  • Orbital myositis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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