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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among those who get shingles, more than one-third will develop serious complications. Your risk of complications rises after you reach 60 years of age.
If shingles appears on your face, it can lead to problems with your hearing and vision. For instance, if shingles affects your eye, your cornea can become infected and lead to temporary or permanent blindness.
Last Updated December 10, 2010