Pain and Sensation Diagnosis

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Third cranial nerve palsy following herpes zoster ophthalmicus. A 71-year-old woman developed pain and vesicles in the distribution of the first division of the left trigeminal nerve. An acute, profound left third cranial nerve palsy occurred 2 weeks after the onset of pain, when the vesicles were healing. A complete ptosis is evident in this clinical photograph, along with the healing vesicles.

Source: Chapter 13 Pain and Sensation, Martin TJ, Corbett JJ. Practical Neuroophthalmology; 2013

Leah Carton

Associate Editor - Pediatrics, Dermatology, Geriatrics , McGraw Hill