Corona virus and eye

Corona virus and eye, dr Sandra Jovanović

Like all respiratory viruses that are transmitted by droplets, Corona virus can lead to infection of the surface of the eye, mainly the mucous membrane of the eye-conjunctiva. This condition is called conjunctivitis and has all the characteristics of viral conjunctivitis. It can be accompanied by: swelling of the eyelid, swelling and redness of the conjunctiva, which causes discomfort, tingling and a feeling of a foreign body.

In addition, there is tearing of the eye-epiphora and often increased sensitivity to light-photophobia. In addition, the deeper structures of the eye can be affected: the iris, iris or iris, as well as the ciliary body, which is responsible for the act of accommodation and close vision. This inflammation is called iridocyclitis, it is manifested by a transient visual disorder, due to the presence of inflammatory cells in the anterior chamber of the eye, a change in the width of the pupil, and due to cyclitis, there is also difficulty reading.

That experience was shared by the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, after he passed COVID-19 – he had to start wearing proximity glasses.

In addition to cough, weakness, weakness, fever, loss of taste and smell, and conjunctivitis can be classified as one of the most common signs of COVID 19. The mask covers the mucous membranes of the nose and mouth but not the eyes, and the only complete protection is wearing a visor if possible when performing certain activities.

What always remains an option is to avoid close contact, to be at a distance of more than 1m, wash your hands with warm water and soap with hand disinfection, avoid touching the face, especially the eyes, nose and mouth!

Stay healthy!