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Can sinuses infections cause eye problems?
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
True sinus infections can cause eye problems, whether from pressure effect ("pushing" on the structures of the eye) or worst case scenario, by eroding into the orbit (or eye socket).
If you have significant eye problems with a suspected or proven sinus infection, you need to see your doctor to be evaluated.

In brief: Yes
True sinus infections can cause eye problems, whether from pressure effect ("pushing" on the structures of the eye) or worst case scenario, by eroding into the orbit (or eye socket).
If you have significant eye problems with a suspected or proven sinus infection, you need to see your doctor to be evaluated.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. Michael Jaindl
Some of the most serious complications of sinus infections include and abscess next to the eyeball, infectious clots in the veins around the brain and brain abscesses. Thankfully however these are fairly rare.
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