Blurry vision due to shingles

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Hi John

Is your blurry vision gone?

I just got herpes zoster couple of weeks back on my forehead n eyes.

Im having blurry vision.. opthalmologist had said that my vision would come back but it would take time..I'm worried..pls answer.

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    I started my shingles last October and had my left eye involvement the week after Christmas. I have had blurry vision in my left eye for the last 6 weeks. On Prednisone drops 4x daily. Just in the last two days it has cleared a little. Hope this continues. I too would like to know how long it will take. Hope yours clears up quickly.
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    I had shingle 6 weeks ago, on my face some on my bottom eye lid. 

    my eye is still not right, I have a 3 aptment with the eye specialist in May.

    had 2 lots of antivirals and 3 lots of drops, but I think a lot is to do with the nerves until they calm down I think blurred vision will be troublesome. 

    Nasty illness and very painful

    hope you get better soon 

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    I had shingles in my right eye, on forehead and head and I also had blurred vision and had to get a friend to drive me to my eye appointments for a while, Don't worry as this does go off in time, it's horrible I know and I even got double vision at one point. It's 2 years ago now and I still have itching in and around my eye but that is because I had it really badly and my forehead became re infected so it was horrid, I took anti virals early but it didn't stop the PHN, I wish you luck as I know the eye is the worst place to have shingles!

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      Thank you for the information. Yes it is very worrisome with the eye involved. Blurry vision and bad headaches. What medicine drops did you use? Again thanks and I am glad you are doing well.
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