Problem with sore and itching eye 6 months after shingles

Posted , 7 users are following.

Can anyone help? I had shingles which was in my eye, forehead and head, I had PHN which meant that for the last few months I have suffered with a lot of discomfort in my right eye, itching every day, and it gets very sore, The itching is also on my eyebrow , as the shingles was from my eye to my head, Although my vision has not been affected, I am worried that if these problems carry on much longer, that the risk to my vision might get worse, has anyone experienced this? I am due to attend the eye clinic in a few weeks, and have been going regularly ever since I was diagnosed. it is all getting very depressing now!

2 likes, 19 replies

Report / Delete

19 Replies

Prev
  • Posted

    I have identical PHN - 14 months now.  No two cases are the same, of course, but my opthamologist told me vision loss or damage can result but is not common. For what it's worth:  I had the equivalent of 11 hours of acupuncture - no results. Lyrica helped somewhat but monthly cost prohibative (there are no generics).  Good luck at eye clinic.  .

    Report / Delete Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up