Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Symptoms
Shingles starts with pain, itching and tingling of the skin. Redness and numbness leads to a rash. Blisters form, then they break open and scab over. The blisters and scabs can last a few weeks. The pain and tingling can last much longer, though it is rarely permanent.
How Does Shingles Affect the Eye?
If the herpes zoster virus infects the nerves of the eye, it can cause problems. They can include:
When shingles affects the eye, you are at risk for more severe problems. These include glaucoma, cataracts, double vision and scarring of the cornea.