Eye Herpes?

Eye Herpes?

FaerieLove FaerieLove
So I've noticed lately that there have been some herpes questions floating around on the forum.
Up until recently I only thought there were two areas you could get herpes, your mouth and your genital. But, now I'm learning you can get herpes in your eye? And it can just be passed by touch of an infected area and then rubbing your eye. I was wondering if anyone on EF knew about this?

And here's a link about eye herpes:
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Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, I've always been aware of eye herpes.
32
No, I knew nothing about eye herpes.
28
What is eye herpes? (See link above)
2
Total votes: 62 (60 voters)
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11/10/2011
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PassionQT PassionQT
I've heard about it and was wondering why the opthlamologist's office had that on the questionnaire. I don't think any part of the body is immune from it!
11/10/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
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Originally posted by PassionQT
I've heard about it and was wondering why the opthlamologist's office had that on the questionnaire. I don't think any part of the body is immune from it!
Yeah it's a really crazy virus, it just can go where ever it pleases, an come an go when it likes.
11/10/2011
Bignuf Bignuf
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Originally posted by FaerieLove
So I've noticed lately that there have been some herpes questions floating around on the forum.
Up until recently I only thought there were two areas you could get herpes, your mouth and your genital. But, now I'm learning you can get ...
Herpes...like any virus, can reside in many body parts. If you watch that lady ophthalmologist on the Re-stasis commercial, they say "has not been studied in patients with herpes viral infections of the eye"...
11/11/2011
Ciao. Ciao.
I had not heard of it until this last year when we were cat sitting for a friend, whose cat has eye herpes (and is blind in an eye from it). Very loving/healthy cat otherwise. Go figure!
11/11/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
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Originally posted by Bignuf
Herpes...like any virus, can reside in many body parts. If you watch that lady ophthalmologist on the Re-stasis commercial, they say "has not been studied in patients with herpes viral infections of the eye"...
I don't have cable so I haven't seen this commercial
11/11/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
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Originally posted by Ciao.
I had not heard of it until this last year when we were cat sitting for a friend, whose cat has eye herpes (and is blind in an eye from it). Very loving/healthy cat otherwise. Go figure!
Cats can get it too?! What the hell this virus is everywhere.
11/11/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by FaerieLove
So I've noticed lately that there have been some herpes questions floating around on the forum.
Up until recently I only thought there were two areas you could get herpes, your mouth and your genital. But, now I'm learning you can get ...
You can get the Herpes virus in any mucous membrane that is able to be reached if there is a nerve bundle the virus can inflame. The virus is zoonotic meaning lots of animals can get the nasty little sores. It's opportunistic and has a weird lifecycle.
Did you know that almost all people who get cold sores around the mouth have the virus transmitted to them in or around infancy from being kissed on the face by family members?
11/11/2011
Hot'n'Bothered Hot'n'Bothered
This is the first I've ever heard of it!
11/11/2011
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I had no idea about this.. I checked out the link, but couldn't keep reading.. It sounds terrible..
11/11/2011
Beck Beck
I had no idea.
11/11/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
Wow, I have never heard of this before.
11/11/2011
emilia emilia
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Originally posted by Hot'n'Bothered
This is the first I've ever heard of it!
same here
11/11/2011
Seth912 Seth912
I have heard of it and I definitely would not want it!
11/12/2011
Mistress Jezebel Mistress Jezebel
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Originally posted by Seth912
I have heard of it and I definitely would not want it!
Agreed e__e scary thought
11/12/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
Yeah it likes soft membrane tissue like what's around your junk, on your lips and mouth and around your eyes.

However, it can also affect other places. Ive seen many cases where people had it on their hands/fingers.
11/12/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
Quote:
Originally posted by Cherrylane
Yeah it likes soft membrane tissue like what's around your junk, on your lips and mouth and around your eyes.

However, it can also affect other places. Ive seen many cases where people had it on their hands/fingers.
IT can spread to your hands and fingers?! No way...
11/12/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
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Originally posted by FaerieLove
IT can spread to your hands and fingers?! No way...
Yup. It's called Herpetic Whitlow.
11/12/2011
MrWishyWashy MrWishyWashy
Never heard of it, sounds unfortunate!
11/12/2011
Sunshineamine Sunshineamine
There are many herpes viruses and herpes can even go systemic (through out the body) though this is unlikely. People can have sores in their mouths and down their throats as well as anally. People with healthy immune systems however will not usually have anything like this happen to them, and if they do get infected with some sort of herpes virus the body is usually good at keeping recurrences to a minimum. The majority of people are actually carriers of some sort of herpes virus that lays dormant and they typically don't have signs or symptoms. Many people have the virus for "cold sores" but just don't happen to have outbreaks of them. But definitely if I had to have herpes I would totally NOT want it in my eyes.
11/12/2011
Ms. Spice Ms. Spice
the thing about herpes... is that it's everywhere (you know, because soo many people carry it) and can affect almost anywhere on your body. that's why you're told to wash your hands and avoid your eyes when you have an outbreak ANYWHERE. if you have good hygiene, eye herpes shouldn't really be a problem.
11/12/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I have always been aware of it. Herpes can actually be spread to ANY moist/openning areas of the body.
11/13/2011
Tessa Taboo Tessa Taboo
I didn't know about eye herpes, but I did know that pink eye (conjunctivitis) is the same virus as chlamidyia.
11/13/2011
TheSlyFox TheSlyFox
O.o eye herpes?
11/14/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Huh. This is one of those things I never thought about so I guess I didn't know about it, but after hearing it it makes sense.
11/14/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
Quote:
Originally posted by Tessa Taboo
I didn't know about eye herpes, but I did know that pink eye (conjunctivitis) is the same virus as chlamidyia.
Um... I'm sorry to inform you but the majority of pink eye infections are not caused by the clap. Though it is known to happen it is really uncommon in developed countries. It's found in areas where there are limited sanitization.
11/16/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
That's crazy, although I'm not surprised there is such a thing.
11/16/2011
Tessa Taboo Tessa Taboo
Quote:
Originally posted by FaerieLove
Um... I'm sorry to inform you but the majority of pink eye infections are not caused by the clap. Though it is known to happen it is really uncommon in developed countries. It's found in areas where there are limited sanitization.
I'm not saying it's CAUSED by that. I'm saying that the two issues are caused by the same type of bacteria.... you know... like ringworm and jock itch. Different things, same fungus.
11/17/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
This is going to sound weird, forewarning!

When I was younger we had an indoor/outdoor cat. These stray cats kept coming around and they had some funky eye thing going on, then OUR cat ended up getting it. It was eye herpes, and it could be passed to humans, so our cat was quarantined for quite some time. That's how I learned of eye herpes. I guess when you're little and your cat is gone for so long it's a bit traumatizing lol!
11/17/2011
GONE! GONE!
That's pretty scary.
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