Table 1 Clinical findings at initial presentation in patients with varicella zoster virus (VZV) anterior uveitis
CaseAge(years)SexEyeInitial ocular findingsPigmentationin the ACangleEruptionTime fromonset totreatmentHerpes virus DNA
VAIOP(mm Hg)Mutton-fat KPsCellsin ACFlarein ACVZVOthers*
167FLeft0.338+3+271Wide2 months+
270FLeft0.322+3+106Partial+2 weeks+
368FRight0.810+2+34None2 months+
456MLeft1.246+3+241Partial+2 months+
570FLeft1.2251+13Partial2 months+
644MRight0.6463+140Partial+1 week+
743FLeft1.2282+15Partial1 month+
  • Aqueous humor samples from eight cases were analysed for human herpes virus DNA by multiplex PCR.

  • *Herpes viruses excluding VZV, ie, herpes simplex virus type 1 and type 2, Epstein–Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, human herpes virus types 6, 7 and 8.

  • VA, visual acuity; IOP, intraocular pressure; KPs, keratic precipitates; AC, anterior chamber.