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Can I get a yeast infection in my eye?

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I remember seeing something on TV when I was a kid about fungal infections and that they can infect you anywhere? Can it even infect the eye?
asked Jul 22, 2013 in Diagnosis by Scarydude

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Yeast infection in your eye is a scary scary thought. While they are extremely, extremely rare, it is theoretically possible to get a fungal infection within your eye. Most of the time, fungal infections around the eye are caused by the introduction of a fungal organism thanks to an injury or trauma of some kind. This means you’re more likely to pick up a fungal infection from an outside type of irritant, but you aren’t really likely to develop a Candida albicans infection in your eye. While there are people who swear they’ve had yeast infections in their eyes, there is no medical evidence to support this at this time.

Regardless, you should pay special attention to your symptoms, no matter where they appear. Seek the attention of a doctor right away – especially when dealing with your eyes. You do not ever want to gamble or play around with your eyes. You do not ever want to experience blindness in an eye. If you are ever unsure of what is bothering your eyes, you should always remember that you have choices, you have options. Many people would say to avoid going to the doctor for a yeast infection, they just don't understand. etc, but this is your eyes we are speaking about, and the yeast infection is not formed because of a weak immune system, but moreso because of irritants getting in your eyes. Just remember, the sooner you get treatment, the less harm you should experience when it comes to your vision.

answered Jul 23, 2013 by AdrianDole Trusted Candida Expert (8,120 points)
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