New Concept of Ocular Implications in COVID-19 Infection: A Brief Review

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  •   Apen Hoddor Silaban

Abstract

Coronavirus disease 2019 is a novel pneumonia-like respiratory disease caused by the infection of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The virus can invade the human body through various intermediaries, including through the eye. The presence of a coronavirus invasion in the eye may cause several ocular manifestations, which can be an initial clinical finding of a coronavirus infection in the host body. On the other hand, it can also cause systemic complications that may affect the eyes. This review will discuss in more detail how the coronavirus can infect humans through the eye, explain its manifestations, and briefly explain the proper and prompt management steps that must be taken.


Keywords: Coronavirus, eye, infection

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Silaban, A. H. (2021). New Concept of Ocular Implications in COVID-19 Infection: A Brief Review. European Journal of Medical and Health Sciences, 3(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.24018/ejmed.2021.3.1.630