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Suggest Treatment For Active Shingles Infection In Eye

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: I had shingles in eye in 2000. I was exposed to active shingle virus a few days ago. I have a red rash under the same eye I had shingles in. Is this shingles
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Answered by Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
A photo of the affected eye is needed

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Having shingles in the past will relapse again if exposed.
This is because the virus sheds on the ends of nerves.

If optic nerve is involved, changes in the eyes will occur.
Before telling the redness in your eye is due to shingles, should have a look at your eye and a good eye examination including the back of the eye is needed.

Can you send a photo of the affected eye to me?

Thank you.
Dr.Albana
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Dr. Dr.Albana Sejdini

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Suggest Treatment For Active Shingles Infection In Eye

Brief Answer: A photo of the affected eye is needed Detailed Answer: Hi, I understand your concern. Having shingles in the past will relapse again if exposed. This is because the virus sheds on the ends of nerves. If optic nerve is involved, changes in the eyes will occur. Before telling the redness in your eye is due to shingles, should have a look at your eye and a good eye examination including the back of the eye is needed. Can you send a photo of the affected eye to me? Thank you. Dr.Albana