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How often does herpes scarring on your eyeball lead to partial vision loss?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Individualized

Herpes frequently does not lead to scarring.
But when it does the loss is related to the location of the scar (worst central), the depth of the scar and the risk of recurrence. There are so many variable that there are no statistics as each case is individual. If your vision is lowered after an attack, you should see a corneal specialist for evaluation.

In brief: Individualized

Herpes frequently does not lead to scarring.
But when it does the loss is related to the location of the scar (worst central), the depth of the scar and the risk of recurrence. There are so many variable that there are no statistics as each case is individual. If your vision is lowered after an attack, you should see a corneal specialist for evaluation.
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