Eyes with a history of herpes zoster-related keratitis or uveitis were at high risk for herpes zoster disease recurrence after cataract surgery, according to a study.
A retrospective case series included 57 eyes of 57 patients with herpes zoster-related keratitis or uveitis who underwent cataract surgery in the ipsilateral eye. The cohort was evaluated for intraoperative and postoperative complications, postoperative visual acuity and disease recurrence.
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus recurred in 23 patients after cataract surgery. A multivariate analysis found patients with more than 1 year of