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if i have herpes of the eye would it show up in a blood te

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if i have herpes of the eye would it show up in a blood test.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.

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Usually for herpes of the eye the diagnosis is made on clinical exam and history alone. A blood test is not usually done. Also the type of herpes that infects the eye is usually different then the type that is found in the genitalia and transmitted by sex.

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That being said, if you had a blood test that was negative for all forms of herpes, then it would be less likely that your eye issue to due to a herpetic infection. The best way to be sure, however, is for you to have a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist in the near future.

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Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 4 years ago.
Let me know if there is anything else you would like to discuss pertaining to this issue.

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