publish date 2021-08-28 23:53:04
Scientific studies show that COVID-19 infection can penetrate the eye.
As the Corona virus enters the human body using the angiotensin-converting enzyme 2-ACE2, which is found in many tissues of the body, including the lung, heart and mucous membranes of the eye, as its carrier; Therefore, experts say that it is not necessary to consider the appearance of some eye symptoms when infected with the Corona virus as something surprising.
This was also confirmed by a review published in the journal “Ophthalmic & Vision Research”, whose authors cite a study of 8,200 people infected with the coronavirus, 11% of whom encountered Covid-19 with symptoms affecting the eyes.
Experts said that of the 932 patients who developed eye symptoms, 83% experienced some form of pain.
The scientists also identified other signs of eye infection with the Corona virus, which are:
The eye cannot provide sufficient hydration due to inflammation, which can lead to itching, redness and blurred vision.
The whites of the eyes become noticeably red, and this may be accompanied by a burning or redness that spreads to the eyelids.
This symptom is similar to an allergy or hay fever, and tends to become severe when a person is unable to tolerate it and rubs their eyes.
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This sign can range from mild irritation to very severe pain.
The mucus that is secreted from the eyes or eyes is a sign of conjunctivitis, which develops against the background of infection with the Coronavirus and the activation of the inflammatory process.
Some experts believe these symptoms are more common in newer variants of the coronavirus.
In addition, a study conducted at the University of England Ruskin indicates that when infected with the Corona virus, an increase in photosensitivity or photophobia may occur.
In the latter case, a painful sensitivity of the eyes to light occurs, which causes abnormally unpleasant sensations (spasm, pain, severe tearing).
The researchers pointed out that the sudden appearance of these symptoms, as well as the sudden sharp sensation of pain in the eye, is a serious reason to seek medical attention.
And they added, there are alternative causes of eye pain unrelated to the Corona virus, and they include: allergies, digital eye strain, wearing uncorrected glasses, while the health care professional must determine the real cause.
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