Herpes zoster ophthalmalacus
[Yes, “herpes of the eye” is a real thing. It’s actually multiple things.]
Herpes zoster, the virus that causes chicken pox and shingles, can infect the fifth cranial nerve, causing ocular manifestations (corneal inflammation and intense pain) and facial shingles. It’s considered an ophthalmic emergency, as permanent damage can be caused to the ocular nerve and eyeball.
Herpes simplex, the virus that causes oral and genital herpes, can also infect the eye, causing herpes keratitis, which is also an ophthalmic emergency. Both eye infections can cause scarring along the visual axis, and permanent vision impairment, and generally have to be treated with antiviral pills and eyedrops.
Atlas of the External Diseases of the Eye. Dr. O. Haab, 1899.
A New York woman has told how she got a piece of platinum jewelry inserted in her eye to set herself apart from the crowd even though the American Academy of Ophthalmology warns against the procedure. Kristina Kovalevskya is the first New Yorker to visit Dr Emil Chynn at Park Avenue Laser Vision to get a ‘cute’ heart-shaped sequin, measuring 3.5mm, placed on the white of her of right eye ball.
model sheds real blood tears at Undercover FW 14.15
Beautiful antique prosthetic eye.
this makeup is SO GOOD
Left eye proptosis due to sphenoid wing dysplasia. This can be an isolated deformity but is often seen in association with neurofibromatosis type 1.
Here’s a picture of my tattooed eyeball