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Can you get a cold sore on eye?
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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology
In brief: Yes, it is serious
You can most certainly get herpes simplex (the virus that causes cold sores) in the eye.
This can be serious, so if it happens, you must see your doctor to start oral medication right away. Do not delay.

In brief: Yes, it is serious
You can most certainly get herpes simplex (the virus that causes cold sores) in the eye.
This can be serious, so if it happens, you must see your doctor to start oral medication right away. Do not delay.
Dr. John Ebner
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