A 48-year-old member asked:
can you get yeast infection in your eye?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Hamid Sajjadi answered
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
Dr. Revathi Naadimuthu answered
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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