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No. I don't think that the shingles virus, which is actually chicken pox reactivated, cause pink eye but it may have spread to your eye.
If you were to close the affected eye and look at a bright light (like a lamp) with the other, unaffected eye, does the light still bother you?
So how do i know if that is it? My eye is very red but no discharge No light does not bother me in other eye
Ok. Well, the best way is to see an ophthalmologist tomorrow. If you call and tell then what is going on I'm sure they will get you in right away. Is this an emergency that should be checked out today? From what you are telling me, I think you would be OK to wait until Monday AM. In any event, seeing a regular ER doc would be of little value unless they could get an ophthalmologist to come to the hospital to evaluate you.
the shingles may have started to invade your cornea or maybe even the inside of your eye (uveitis).
ok if not red or hurting tomorrow, I should skip it I would imagine. Is this common? It was the right side of my scalp and behind my ear as well as 1 shingle in my ear that was the problem i think i had a mild case.
there is a film over the eye too
Yes, this can occur as the branch of the nerve that serves your scalp/ear area is part of a larger trunk that also sends branches to the eye. Since the shingles virus has reinfected the entire trunk as well as branches it is easy for it to go down the other branch into your eye.
The film could be due to a bunch of causes/ sources of infection. Since your vision is affected I think you should try to see an eye doc even if the redness improves.
ok I will get referral from regular doctor tomorrow for an appointment with an eye doctor I guess. Ok Do you think it may be a virus from the shinges that went into a viral pink eye?
If it is back to 100% normal (which I very much doubt it will be) then you could consider not going to see an ophthalmologist.
Does this make sense to you?
ok thank you very much. i really appreciate your answer
My pleasure. I hope you feel better soon.
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