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Doctor insights on: Can You Get Herpes In Your Eyes

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Could you tell me what happens when you get herpes in your eyes?

Could you tell me what happens when you get herpes in your eyes?

Lid or cornea: Herpes can infect the lids like herpes on any part of the skin of the body. It will self heal fairly quickly with no scarring. Herpes on the cornea makes the eye red, may affect vision and can cause serious scarring with loss of vision. This should be seen by your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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How to get herpes around the eyes?

How to get herpes around the eyes?

Herpes: herpes is a transmittable virus from either a cold soar or sexual contact. It can be a serious eye infection. Avoid touching a cold soar and transmitting it to your eyes and potential sexual contact with bodily fluids is a bigger concern because this category of the virus (type 2) usually causes a more serious infection. It needs to be treated with antiviral a ASAP. ...Read more

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Would you say it's easy to get herpes in the eyes if you have genital herpes?

Would you say it's easy to get herpes in the eyes if you have genital herpes?

Complex: There are different types of herpes infections in humans. The genital herpes virus usually does not affect the eye, but it can and does. Please see a corneal specialist for further evaluation. Please also speak to your doctor about treatment which will lessen your outbreaks. Feel better. ...Read more

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Please help! what happens if you have herpes simplex type 2 and get them in your eyes?

Please help! what happens if you have herpes simplex type 2 and get them in your eyes?

Seek help: Herpes simplex infections of the eye can be very serious, causing anything from irritation to blindness. It requires the special care and attention of an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can i get herpes in my eyes by rubbing them a lot if I have a coldsore and go blind? And can I get herpes in other spots with my sexual fluids

Can i get herpes in my eyes by rubbing them a lot if I have a coldsore and go blind? And can I get herpes in other spots with my sexual fluids

Ocular Herpes: Eye herpes is transmitted through contact with another person who is having an outbreak, or through self contact and contamination during an active herpes infection (such as a cold sore of the lip). ...Read more

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How does herpes in the eyes look/act, do you get lesions in the eyes, or bumps ? How do doctors test for it?

How does herpes in the eyes look/act, do you get lesions in the eyes, or bumps ? How do doctors test for it?

In many ways.: Herpetic lesions especially involving the eyes is a potentially very serious matter. Go see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible! ...Read more

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If someone has herpes and I kissed her from the cheeks , forehead and eyes (not lips) will i get infected with Herpes? ..is it so easy to acquire it?

If someone has herpes and I kissed her from the cheeks , forehead and eyes  (not lips) will i get infected with Herpes? ..is it so easy to acquire it?

Easy but...: Oral herpes is easy to catch, because many adults have it, but it presumably requires getting some saliva or kissing areas with sores. Nobody really knows what happens if a person just kisses "other" facial areas of a herpes patient. Oral herpes is considered a normal, universal infection in humans because so many people have it. A blood test can tell if one has herpes even if he never gets sores. ...Read more

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Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back

Can herpes appear other places than lips mouth eyes and genitals? I get cold sores on my lips often but now I have had breakout on hands arms back

Yes: Herpes can appear throughout the body. Common infection of the skin or mucosa may affect the face and mouth (orofacial herpes), genitalia (genital herpes), hands (herpetic whitlow), eye (herpes keratitis) and even brain (herpes encephalitis). Please consult your physician to make sure that you do not have a spread of herpatic infection. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes in my eye?

Is it possible to get herpes in my eye?

Yes : Herpes can cause an eye infection in 2 different ways, at least. If someone is directly exposed to the virus in the eye, it can cause an infection like pink eye. However, it can also erupt on the eye like a fever blister does from an infected nerve long after the intial exposure. This can be treated with antiviral eye drops, but can lead to corneal scarring and vision loss. Get an exam if exposed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get herpes around your eye area?

Is it possible to get herpes around your eye area?

Yes: Type 1 HSV is more common around the eye. This is the same virus that causes cold sores. It behaves like any herpes virus with recurrences, and if it involves the eyeball or cornea can lead to serious vision loss. ...Read more

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