COVID-19 Pandemic has affected the world in recent times. “Mumbai eye care” being an eye health provider wants to aware facts about corona virus and effects on eyes. As by now we all know that Coronavirus disease is caused by highly transmissible severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Covid-19 has various modes of transmission, being as direct contact with infected people, “respiratory droplets” as an airborn infection, when someone coughs or sneezes. What makes Coronavirus deadly is its transmission by indirect contact with surfaces in the immediate environment or with objects used by the infected person.
Few cases have been reported of eye transmission of the COVID-19 virus by eye secretions, though the risk is low.
Patient experiences flu like symptoms, often accompanied by dry cough, fever, tiredness and respiratory distress. Covid19 infection symptoms generally occur within 214 days of exposure. Old age people with associated medical illnesses are more affected and are prone to complications and eventually death in few cases.
Conjunctivitis (inflammation of conjunctiva) also known as “Pinkeye” has been reported as one of the initial symptoms in eye infection of Coronavirus. Common symptoms may be
These symptoms are not specific for coronavirus infection; rather these symptoms can be caused by any viral, bacterial or fungal infection also. Before reaching final conclusion of COVID-19 diagnosis by you, it’s recommended to visit your eye doctor.
An old saying is ‘Prevention is better than cure’. It completely suits the COVID-19 infection as till now we are still looking for cure, so it is better to prevent ourselves from the infection by following simple protocols like
Medical urgency conditions, need for immediate attention of your eye doctor are
For any COVID related inquiries pertaining to eyes please feel free to contact our COVID dedicated lines at the following numbers:
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