Posts Tagged: cold soreas and danger

The answer is: yes, it can, even though not so often. An open cold sore could lead to an infection of the eyes through a smear infection by wiping the hand across the face.  However infection of the retina (inside at the back of the eye) is of a particularly dangerous kind. If the virus invades the eye and infects the retina this may be destroyed. This, of course can lead to blindness1). Fortunately this is a rare event. In other infrequent cases it has […]

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