Subepithelial corneal haze after herpes zoster virus (HZV) keratitis
Contributor: Jesse Vislisel, MD
Photographer: Brice Critser, CRA
Subepithelial, or anterior stromal, corneal haze may result after superficial corneal inflammation. It can be seen as a reflective region when illuminated with a broad slit beam, but is most easily visible when using the slit beam. These photographs show the appearance of a patient with anterior stromal haze after herpes zoster virus (HZV) keratitis. The depth of the opacification is visible in the slit beam.
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