Neurotrophic ulcer after extra-capsular cataract operation

Yülek F., Çakmak H. B. , ÇAĞIL N. , Orhan N., Altintaş A. G. K. , Şimşek Ş.

Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol.30, no.3, pp.204-206, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.clae.2007.02.011
  • Title of Journal : Contact Lens and Anterior Eye
  • Page Numbers: pp.204-206
  • Keywords: Cataract, Corena, Herpes zoster, Neurotrophi{dotless}c ulcer


Although neurotrophic ulcers due to herpes zoster are seldom, there may be challenging cases. Especially neurotrophic corneal ulcers after cataract operations should arise the possibility of a previous herpes zoster attack and the treatment plan should be prepared accordingly. This case highlights the importance of thorough evaluation of cataract patients in order not to miss a previous diagnosis of herpes. © 2007 British Contact Lens Association.