Yes, herpes will of course cause your eye problems. It is such a serious health problem that you should take great notice of. When herpes go around your eyes, you should take some actions to stop them to happen in the eyes. Ocular herpes zoster is a kind of nature more severe eyelid skin disease, by one branch of the trigeminal gasserian ganglion or is caused by the varicella zoster virus infection in patients undergoing radiotherapy or immunosuppressive therapy. It is prone to lifelong immunity after the disease onset, rarely relapse. It often happens on the first of trigeminal nerve, distribution in the hair on the forehead and scalp of eyelid skin. Sometimes violate the second, lesion distribution next palpebral, cheek and its characteristics for infringement only unilateral upper lip, eyes on the centerline of the frontal formation and separation. Your eyes will have uncomfortable feeling, with the distribution area of trigeminal nerve which is severe. What is worse, you may have neuralgia tears, afraid of light. Thus you should go to see the doctor as soon as possible.
It depends on which kind of herpes you are having.
There are two kinds of herpes simplex viruses. Type 1 herpes simplex virus can cause cold cores and eye infections, while Type 2 won't. The type 2 herpes simplex virus usually causes genital herpes.
You may have been infected with this virus from your childhood for the first time. Which is called primary infection. After primary infection, the virus will stay in your body permanently. But they will remain inactive in most cases. In some case, they travel down the nerve to the eyes and cause corneal infection or keratitis.The scars left by this infection can cause permanent vision loss, so it is very important to treat it.
If the eyes are infected, a person can apply antiviral eyedrops or ointments to prevent scarrings.