Chickenpox in eye

 

 

Submitted by Ali on Sat, 06/15/2019 - 19:16
Country
Germany
Age
6
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No

Question

 

 

Hi,

My daughter has chickenpox , today one papule appeared on white part of her left eye , i noticed it when she was was looking to the side . a little red around it.

Is it normal?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Chickenpox is caused by Varicella-zoster virus which can also affect the eye. Children with ocular involvement complain of redness, irritation, tearing, photophobia and lid swelling. It can affect the eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea and uvea.

Most of the time it heals be itself without any ocular complications but your kid should be assessed by an ophthalmologist because sometimes steroid eye drops is required during the healing process.

 

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