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Shingles: Can it occur in the areas of the eye?

Patient: Can you get shingles in the eye or eye area?

 

 

Doctor: Shingles is the affection of the nerve with the herpes zooster virus. Thus it can occur in the eye and the eye area if t he nerve supplying that area is affected. However this is more serios and is known as herpes zooster opthalmicus and thus can lead to complications like visual changes. You need to see a physician soon to get the medication for limiting thiis stage. All the best.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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