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Does herpes in the eyes cause very large amounts of eye drainage that last over 2mnths? Also red sclera and swollen lids at times..

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: No

See an ophthalmologist

In brief: No

See an ophthalmologist
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. David Satloff
Pain Management

In brief: Perhaps, but

B\ut very likely there is also something else is going on.
Whch virus is present.?? Many times viruses travel with bacteria and yeast as a complex mixed infection. check with your opthamologist.

In brief: Perhaps, but

B\ut very likely there is also something else is going on.
Whch virus is present.?? Many times viruses travel with bacteria and yeast as a complex mixed infection. check with your opthamologist.
Dr. David Satloff
Dr. David Satloff
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Dr. Jennifer Unger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes it can

Herpes is a virus that can infect the eye causing a variety of symptoms: red eye, drainage, blurring, light sensitivity, pain.
But bacterial infections, dry eye, eyelid malposition, blepharitis, ocular inflammation, and allergies can cause the same symptoms. So it's best to have your ophthalmologist take a look. You need to be properly diagnosed so you can start treating the condition.

In brief: Yes it can

Herpes is a virus that can infect the eye causing a variety of symptoms: red eye, drainage, blurring, light sensitivity, pain.
But bacterial infections, dry eye, eyelid malposition, blepharitis, ocular inflammation, and allergies can cause the same symptoms. So it's best to have your ophthalmologist take a look. You need to be properly diagnosed so you can start treating the condition.
Dr. Jennifer Unger
Dr. Jennifer Unger
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