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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ44905

OCULAR FINDINGS IN COVID-19 PATIENTS: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Elvira Esmeralda Poerwosusanta, Muhammad Ali Faisal, Agus Fitrian Noor Razak, Etty Eko Setyowati

Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared the 2019–20 coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC). Covid-19infection is an ongoing pandemic with high morbidity and mortality, spread from one infected personto another through respiratory airway droplets.Covid-19circulatesin many organs, including the heart, kidneys, brain, etc.Ocular symptoms, along with other symptoms, may help diagnose COVID-19. Covid-19 ocular signs of dry eyes, weeping, itching, redness, eye discomfort, foreign body feeling, elevated CRP, Procalcitonin (PCT), and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) levels, indicating an immunologic response and disease severity. There was a positive correlation between high temperature and visual symptoms.

Keywords

Covid-19;Conjunctivitis; Ocular Disease; Visual Impairment

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