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Usually when you get an outbreak of shingles it stays along the same dermatome during the outbreak. This means that a shingles outbreak on the left side of your torso would not be expected to affect your right eye, nor would you expect to have a separate outbreak along a completely different nerve/dermatome ( your eye).
However, if you are severely immune compromised, such as after chemo therapy or if you have AIDS, all bets are off.
Hi. Welcome to chat. I am a retina specialist by day and a justanswer eye guy by night :o)
After all is said and done, however, I can understand your concern when it comes to your only working eye. I suggest you use some tear replacement drops this evening and put some refresh PM (or similar) ointment in your eye tonight before bedtime ( the ointment will blur your vision.....) and see how things feel in the morning.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX your answer. However, if happens to be shingles developing in my right eye, is there anything I can do or my eye doctor can do?
There is nothing you can do but your ophthalmologist, after a complete exam to make sure what is going on, will have a number of treatment options available.
Since you only have one good eye if you are still worried tomorrow morning have it checked out just to be sure.
Thank you. I appreciate your advice and will follow it. You have been most helpful.
My pleasure. Have a good evening
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