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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have eye impetigo?

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Dr. Moonyoung Chung
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Eyelid infection: Since impetigo is an infection of the skin and there is skin on the eyelids, technically impetigo can occur there.
Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Ophthalmology - Retinal Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: If you mean of the eyelids. This is sometimes associated with harada's disease. If you mean of the internal pigmented structures like the iris, then this could be a sign of albinism. See your eye doctor.

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