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Viral Eye Infection Contageousness

07/09/2010

Question:

I was diagnosed with a severe viral eye infection June 2 and the doctor has told me I am 70% healed. I am still under treatment. Am I still contageous? How will I know when I am no longer contageous?

Answer:

There are several different types of viral eye infections. Thus this question is best answered by your eye doctor who knows the specifics of your case.

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Response by:

Andrew J Toole, OD, PhD, FAAO
Clinical Assistant Professor of Optometry
College of Optometry
The Ohio State University