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Can poison ivy cause blindness? If poison ivy comes into contact with the eyes, could it cause blindness? .

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Dr. Michael Negrey
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Highly unlikely.

Doubtful that poison ivy would cause permanent blindness.
Maybe very temporary if your eyes were directly involved. Poison ivy may cause severe reactions with swelling and itching. Most often these are time limited reactions by your immune system. Your symptoms should improve with time.

In brief: Highly unlikely.

Doubtful that poison ivy would cause permanent blindness.
Maybe very temporary if your eyes were directly involved. Poison ivy may cause severe reactions with swelling and itching. Most often these are time limited reactions by your immune system. Your symptoms should improve with time.
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