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Various: Ohs usually has no symptoms in its early stages; the initial ohs infection usually subsides without the need for treatment. This is true for other histo infections; in fact, often the only evidence that the inflammation ever occurred are tiny scars called "histo spots, " which remain at the infection sites. Histo spots do not generally affect vision, but for reasons that are still not well understo. ...Read more
Low risk: Unless you have vision in only one eye let's say from a complication of histoplasmosis or other, your risk for ocular side effects with Cialis is about 3-10%. Complications are infrequent and usually reversible, like "blue vision", central serous retinopathy, & shimmering in vision. Ischemic optic neuropathy has been suggested as a possible complication but has not been substantiated. Ask ur MD. ...Read more
No: that is not how you get POHS ...Read more
Can you get presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome from being accidentally spat in the eye by someone who has the histoplasmosis lung infection?
No: Histoplasma is a dimorphic fungus that exists as a mold in the environment and a yeast in humans. Everyone in the endemic areas for the fungus is equally susceptible to be exposed but there may be different susceptibility for the symptoms and risk for spread outside the lung. Certainly genetic factors in certain ethnic groups can predispose to dissemination in coccioidomycosis, another fungus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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