Shingles is a viral infection caused by varicella-zoster. It is a painful viral rash that appears on one side of the face or body. The rash consists of blisters that normally form in 7–10 days and scab over, before clearing up completely in 2–4 weeks. Rarely, the rash may be more extensive and resemble a chickenpox rash (often in persons with compromised immune systems).

People frequently experience discomfort, stinging, or tingling in the place where the rash eventually forms. This could occur a few days prior to the development of the rash. At times, the rash can also involve the eye and region around the eye. As a result, it can cause swelling of the eyelid accompanied with discomfort, redness, edema, excessive tearing or watery eyes, light sensitivity, and blurred vision in the eye. If it worsens, it may result in some vision loss or blindness. Shingle scan also involve the retina, which is the light-sensitive layer in the back of the eye and the cornea, which is the clear layer in the front of the eye.

If one is experiencing symptoms of shingles, it is imperative that a physician should be consulted to receive prompt treatment and prevent the long term complications of the infection.

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