RED EYE MAY BE A SYMPTOM OF COVID-19

RED EYE MAY BE A SYMPTOM OF COVID-19


While Covid-19 caused the death of more than 1 million people around the world, it also infected 35 million people. Drug and vaccination studies on the coronavirus transmitted through droplets continue. Eye Diseases Specialist Dr. Tuncay Sezgin made a statement about the contamination of the epidemic. He said that the eye disease related to tear secretion may be a sign of coronavirus . Here are the details.


The possibility of "red eye" has also been added to the symptoms of coronavirus, An ophthalmologist working in a private hospital. Dr. Tuncay Sezgin said that the virus transmitted through the droplet can enter the eye and cause inflammation.

In his speech, Sezgin stated that the droplets coming out of the infected patient sneezing, speaking or coughing carry the risk of contacting the eye and causing an infection. Another risk is the possibility of the droplet flowing into the nose through the tear duct and causing inflammation in the respiratory tract from the nasal passage, he said.

Sezgin said that the symptoms of patients who consult a doctor with red eye complaints such as cough and fever should be controlled. He drew attention to the need to focus on the necessary examinations, without fuss, but by taking all the precautions. Mentioning that the eye is an important transmission route for the coronavirus, Sezgin underlined that it is not a very common condition.

Contact Lenses or Glasses May Be Preferred

Stating that a doctor should be consulted immediately in cases such as eye stinging, watering or redness, Sezgin underlined that the complaint may also be caused by coronavirus other than other diseases.

Sezgin, who said that contact lenses and glasses may be preferred to prevent the coronavirus from contaminating the eye, said that the risk of transmission may be reduced with this precaution. He stated that the contact lenses in the form of daily horse take off will act as a barrier against the coronavirus. He also emphasized that the use of visors is even more important in close contact.

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