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Can chickenpox cause eye blindness . my brother has chickenpox in the eye . what should we do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chicken pox: Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus can be a complication of chickenpox. Depending on his symptoms- he may need treatment with an antiviral medication or a steroid. This article can help to determine when medical care is indicated: http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/herpes-viruses-eyes

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