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Inflamed iris. Bloodshot eye of a 50 year old man with an iritis, an inflammation of the iris (coloured part of eye). This is a complication of shingles, or herpes zoster, a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus that also causes chickenpox. The virus can remain dormant in nerve tracts that emerge from the spine and become reactivated, affecting the area supplied by the affected nerve. Iritis is treated with steroid and mydriatic (pupil-dilating) eye drops.
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