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Unformatted text preview: Eye involvement - trigeminal nerve involvement (as seen in herpes ophthalmicus) should be treated early and aggressively as it may lead to blindness Post herpetic neuralgia - a condition of chronic pain following herpes zoster Prevention Herpes Zoster can be prevented by not touching the rash and blisters of persons with herpes zoster or chickenpox if you have never had chickenpox or the chickenpox vaccine. A herpes zoster vaccine is available. It is different than the chickenpox vaccine. Older adults who receive the herpes zoster vaccine are less likely to have complications from shingles. Adults older than 60 may receive the herpes zoster vaccine as part of routine elderly medical care....
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