Managing the care of patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus

Watkinson, Sue and Seewoodhary, Mahesh (2011) Managing the care of patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus. Nursing Standard, 25 (39). pp. 35-40.

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Abstract

The herpes zoster virus is a common neurocutaneous infection. When the eye is involved, the virus is referred to as herpes zoster ophthalmicus. This article discusses the role of the nurse in managing the care of patients with herpes zoster ophthalmicus. It provides an overview of the condition and its associated pathophysiology. The article examines risk factors, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment, complications and prevention. It also discusses
the care required to support patients during their treatment andsubsequent rehabilitation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herpes zoster ophthalmicus; Ophthalmology; Virus; Visual impairment
Subjects: Medicine and health > Nursing
Depositing User: Rod Pow
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 13:33
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 15:27
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/411

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