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What are sexually transmitted diseases that affect the eyes

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what are sexually transmitted diseases that affect the eyes


Thank you for the question. I am Dr.A.S.Desai, certified ophthalmologist and I look forward to answering this question for you.

The list of sexually transmitted diseases which affect the eyes are-

1. Human papilloma virus- can cause warts on the eyelids.

2.Herpes simplex virus- can cause corneal infection.

3. Syphilis- Can infect the cornea

4.HIV and AIDS- Can cause different types of infections in the eye.

5. Chlamydia - can cause conjunctivitis

6. Gonorrhoea- can cause conjunctivitis.

7. Phthiriasis or crab louse or pubic lice infestation- involve the eyelashes and cause eyelid inflammation.

8.Molluscum contagiosum- type of pox virus- causes small cystic lesions on the eyelids.

Hope this helps you .

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have pain time to time in my eyes (some time became red and sticky material inside some time feel as if swollen ) occurs when i siting front of computer not for a long or or from the light
my question is ,what are the chances of any illnesses causing this
second question what tests can i do to detect if the cause is any sexual disease that affects the eye
please note that i did all the tests related to sexual diseases through blood tests
for example how can i check if i have herpes in my eyes