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can you get yeast infection in your eye?

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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 definitely cam get fungal infections. If you fear one, please see your ophthalmologist.
Answered on Mar 24, 2018
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Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu
16 years experience Ophthalmology
Not exactly: Yeast infections are caused by a fungus called candida. Candida can cause serious eye infections including corneal ulcers and endophthalmitis. However, it would be extremely rare to have a yeast infection in the eye in the sense that you are asking about, unless you are severely immunocompromised (suppressed immune system).
Answered on May 8, 2018
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