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What happens when the shingles rash gets into your eye?

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The shingles rash can spread to your nose or around one eye. If the virus gets into your eye, it could affect your vision. Shingles can damage your cornea, the clear layer in the front.

From: What Are the Symptoms of Shingles? WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/08/2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Shingles: Signs and Symptoms."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Symptoms."

CDC: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs & Symptoms," "Shingles Overview."

National Institute on Aging: "Shingles."

Nemours Foundation: "Shingles."

NIH: "Shingles Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Opstelten, W. , July 2005. BMJ

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Shingles (Beyond the Basics)."

National Health Service UK, “Shingles: When to seek medical advice.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Shingles: Signs and Symptoms."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Shingles Symptoms."

CDC: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Signs & Symptoms," "Shingles Overview."

National Institute on Aging: "Shingles."

Nemours Foundation: "Shingles."

NIH: "Shingles Symptoms and Diagnosis."

Opstelten, W. , July 2005. BMJ

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Shingles (Beyond the Basics)."

National Health Service UK, “Shingles: When to seek medical advice.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on September 08, 2018

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