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Can you get herpes of the eye?

Can you get herpes of the eye?

Yes: Both hsv1 and hsv2 as well as varicella zoster virus (VZV) can affect the eye. Common sites of infection are the cornea and retina. ...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 do you get herpes of the eye?

How do you get herpes of the eye?

Nasal or saliva: Herpes simplex type 1 is acquired casually through the nasal secretions or saliva of a family member or friend who is shedding the virus. It resides in the ganglia of nerves and may activate and shedd when immunity wanes such as during illness & stress. A cold sore of the lip is one location. The eye can be infected if the nerve going to the cornea is involved. This infection is not an STD. ...Read more

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

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

See ophthalmologist: You need to be seen by and treated by an ophthalmologist. This may turn into or be a recurring problem. Take it seriously, you can permanently loose vision and possibly go blind from herpes to the eye. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Will there ever be a cure for Herpes in the eye?

Will there ever be a cure for Herpes in the eye?

Nobody knows...: Most viral infections like herpes do not have a cure. Will there be one in the future? Nobody knows. I hope so. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Will there every be a cure for herpes in the eye?

Will there every be a cure for herpes in the eye?

Maybe: Researchers have been searching for ways to vaccinate people effectively against HSV and so far these trials have not been very effective. Since the virus is so embedded into the host cellular milieu, this is a formidable problem to solve. Nevertheless, prophylactic antivirals are usually very effective at preventing outbreaks. ...Read more

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What are the best Antiviral medicine to take to help clear up herpes in the eye?

What are the best Antiviral medicine to take to help clear up herpes in the eye?

See your doctor: Herpes infections in the eye are considered to be very serious and so I think it best to see either your primary doctor or an eye doctor for treatment recommendations Here is a fact sheet on herpes eye infections http://patient. Info/health/herpes-simplex-eye-infection ...Read more

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Is Predforte eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Is Predforte eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Yes but:: The standard approach to herpes zoster ophthalmicus includes oral antiviral therapy (acyclovir, valacyclovir, or famciclovir) to limit VZV replication, and the use adjunctive topical steroid drops to reduce the inflammatory response and control immune-associated keratitis and iritis ...Read more

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What is the best Antiviral medicine to treat herpes conjunctivitis in the eye? And will my eye ever be white and clear again?

What is the best Antiviral medicine to treat herpes conjunctivitis in the eye? And will my eye ever be white and clear again?

Herpetic conjunctivi: The most common medications used for herpetic conjunctivitis or keratitis are acyclovir and valacyclovir pills. There are also eye drops, like trifluridine that some MDs prescribe, but they are used for a very short time frame. I find the pills to be best. You may be prescribed antibiotic drops to prevent superinfection on top it, but it depends. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can herpes enter the body through the eye? For ex spitball to eye/eyelash area? Or contacted from another part and then rides up the optical nerve?

Can herpes enter the body through the eye? For ex spitball to eye/eyelash area? Or contacted from another part and then rides up the optical nerve?

Almost never: Most have been exposed to herpes during childhood and carry resistance. This includes the eye and its connecting structures. Herpes will only enter an adult if there is pronounced immunosupression or extreme debility. And a normal adult cannot transfer herpes from an infected sore on the body to another spot on the body. ...Read more

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Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to the eye and cause damage?

Can herpes simplex type 2 travel to the eye and cause damage?

Yes: Herpes simplex virus (hsv) can cause infections and inflammation of the skin around the eye, the cornea, the conjunctiva and in rare cases the retina. If you suspect any of these conditions see your eye doctor immediately. ...Read more

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

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

Slit lamp exam: Doctors who have a slit lamp can diagnose herpetic eye infections. Here, that would include the ophthalmologists and er docs. ...Read more

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Can I infect someone if I have Herpes Zoster in the eye? I have a bf with healthy eyes and we kiss and such so our faces are close to each other.

Can I infect someone if I have Herpes Zoster in the eye? I have a bf with healthy eyes and we kiss and such so our faces are close to each other.

Chicken pox: You cannot transmit herpes zoster per se. If the person with you are in contact has not had chicken pox or chicken pox vaccination s/he could get chicken pox from exposure to shingle, as both diseases are caused by the same virus. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take?

How can you get rid of herpes virus in the eye and how long does it take?

Depends: Most herpes in the eye is on the eye in fact the cornea. Treatment is with topical antiviral drops with good effectiveness in most cases within about 5 days. Herpes can also affect the interior of the eye, but this is rare. It can also be treated with systemic antivirals. Treatment takes longer and there is a risk of visual loss in these cases. ...Read more

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Can you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes in the eye?

Can you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes in the eye?

Won't help: If you have active herpes in the eye, you need an antiviral medication, not an antihistamine. If you have 'dendrites', make sure you don't use anything with steroids. It will make it worse. Either way, I hope you're seeing an eye doc. ...Read more

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How is iritis and herpes related? Would it have to be herpes of the eye? (was tested for HSV 1/2. 1 was pos; 2 neg. No cold sores ever).

How is iritis and herpes related? Would it have to be herpes of the eye? (was tested for HSV 1/2. 1 was pos; 2 neg. No cold sores ever).

Herpes and the eye: There are many possible causes of iritis, with herpes being one of more common causes. As indicated, herpes iritis is usually associated with involvement of the cornea, or front surface of the eye. In addition, herpes eye infections are almost always one-sided. So if both you have iritis in both eyes, this probably isn't caused by herpes. ...Read more

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Will Herpes Zoster go away permanently if I get a cornea transplant? And can I have lasik done on the eye as well?

Will Herpes Zoster go away permanently if I get a cornea transplant? And can I have lasik done on the eye as well?

Wrong question: H. Zoster heals in 3 to 5 weeks. Perhaps your question is about possible risk of Zoster due to a procedure. Ask the Dr who does the procedure. Also note means of protecting against it, typically valacyclovir. ...Read more

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