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Have had shingles for over 2 weeks, quite a bit of pain

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Have had shingles for over 2 weeks, quite a bit of pain above my left eye and forehead and my vision in the left eye has gotten somehow weak.
My left eye was weak before and I knew I had to get new glasses.
Just wondering what you suggest I should do and whom should I see.
Thank You. Ingrid Kuz
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 6 years ago.

Hello and thanks for your question. I think if your vision was weak in that eye before, then it suggests something unrelated to the shingles causing it. It is likely that a change in the glasses prescription is likely in order, or there may be something else causing it like a cataract.

To that end, I would recommend going to see your ophthalmologist to get a complete eye examination to find out what is going on, or at the very least to get a prescription for glasses.

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