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A 49-year-old member asked:

can any doctor diagnose herpes of the eye or only an opthamologist?

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Dr. Olivia Liao
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Slit lamp exam: Doctors who have a slit lamp can diagnose herpetic eye infections. Here, that would include the ophthalmologists and er docs.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What do you do if you get herpes in the eye?

6 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Carlin
Ophthalmology 50 years experience
See an ophthalmologi: Herpes in the eye can be serious and affect your vision. You should see an ophthalmologist asap to be evaluated and treated.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

How soon can you tell if you have herpes in the eye? And what are the signs?

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Dr. HECTOR Franco
Dermatology 46 years experience
Need eye exam ASAP: Herpes of the eye can be a very serious problem. Symptoms can include redness , burning, itching of the eye. Tearing and blurry vision are also things to look for. If you think you have herpes of the eyes you need to see an ophthalmologist asap.

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