1 Department of Ophthalmology, Center for Sensory Organ Diseases, Sannoh Medical Center, Chiba, Japan
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Kimitsu Central Hospital, Kisarazu, Japan
We present a case of orbital apex syndrome that developed after a re-activation of varicella zoster virus. The magnetic resonance imaging showed signs of a diffuse inflammation of the ipsilateral orbital cavity, external ocular muscles and optic nerve. Pattern visually evoked cortical potentials were non-recordable by stimulating the affected eye.
Keywords: Orbital apex syndrome, varicella zoster virus, magnetic resonance imaging, visually evoked cortical potentials.
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