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can you get a yeast infection in your eye

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
39 years experience Ophthalmology
Not without trauma: If you are healthy just getting a yeast infection in the eye is difficult. Now if you are compromised or have had a recent trauma or eye surgery you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Coden
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes, but rarely: A true yeast, or fungal eye infection is quite rare, but is occasionally seen. If the surface layer of the cornea is disrupted and the patient's immu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Cirino
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Unlikely but serious: Usually these types of infections would be after trauma/contacts(fungal keratitis) or w/underlying. Risk factor that would affect someone's immune sta ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janetta Carolin Malan
Specializes in
Yeast infection site: Vaginal yeast infection cannot spread to eyes in immunocompetent individuals.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: You likely have allergic conjunctivitis especially if you have nasal symptoms as well and the symptoms are seasonal in nature. Try antihistamine eye d ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
In the air: The organism causing thrush is present in the environment. The child is going through a phase in her immune system, where she is less able to handle t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thys Geldenhuys
Specializes in General Practice
Gynecology: Yes, you can get treatment during pregnancy. Discuss it with your gynaecologist at your next visit.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes, : Yes, please be medically evaluated and have your husband get testing for an infection. Please be sure that your doctor does not think that you have s ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Not likely: It is more likely that you have allergies that are affecting your eyes.

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