Program Description: 

The prevalence of herpes zoster (HZ) ophthalmicus has been increasing, and it is affecting individuals of younger ages. Ophthalmic manifestations can lead to loss of vision, and post herpetic neuralgia is a debilitating condition. Despite the introduction of a new vaccine recently, cases of HZO with ocular involvement continue to be seen. Ongoing research show promise in the treatment of ophthalmic manifestations of HZO. 



Target audience: 
  • Physician
  • Physician (fellow/resident)
  • Optometrists
  • Ophthalmic photographers
  • Medical Students
Learning objectives: 

Participants who engage in this educational intervention will be able to: 

  • Discuss the anterior segment manifestations of herpes zoster 

  • Review the epidemiology of herpes zoster ophthalmicus 

  • Discuss new possible therapies for herpes zoster ophthalmicus 


Faculty & credentials: 


Bennie Jeng, MD 

Professor and Chair 
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences 
University of Maryland School of Medicine 

In accordance with the ACCME® Standards for Commercial Support Six, all in control of content must disclose any relevant financial relationships. These relationships were reviewed via the MCW conflict of interest resolution process and resolved. 

Bennie Jeng, MDNational Institutes of Health/National Eye InstituteCo-Investigator for NIH funded U10 Grant


Activity Director:

William J. Wirostko, MD

Professor of Ophthalmology

Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences



Mary Schafer
Phone number: 
+1 (414) 955-7840

ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.0 hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.

Session date: 
10/06/2021 - 7:00am to 8:00am CDT
Froedtert & Medical College of WI Eye Institute
925 N 87th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53226
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
    AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Hours of Participation
    Hours of Participation credit.

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