Doctors Talk About Visual Impairment Due To Coronavirus

Doctors Talk About Visual Impairment Due To Coronavirus
Doctors Talk About Visual Impairment Due To Coronavirus

Video: Doctors Talk About Visual Impairment Due To Coronavirus

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MOSCOW, 26 Feb - PRIME. The new coronavirus infection can lead to disorders of the visual system in humans, Izvestia was told at the ophthalmology department of the Federal State Budgetary Institution of National Medical Research Center of the Federal Medical and Biological Agency of Russia.


As the doctors clarified, we are talking about lesions of the ocular surface, that is, conjunctivitis, as well as changes in the retina, inflammation and thrombosis of the vessels of the eyes.

"Coronavirus can affect the vessels of the eyes, causing microvascular damage to the retina. They are manifested as follows: inflammation of the type of vasculitis and a state of hypercoagulability (disseminated intravascular coagulation syndrome)," said the head of the department of ophthalmology of NMITSO, a full member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) member of the Russian Society of Ophthalmologists Nika Takhchidi.

According to her, inflammation is most often manifested by opacities in the vitreous humor and changes in the retina. Thrombosis of retinal veins and arteries is manifested by a decrease in vision, sometimes by a change in the field of vision.

How reversible these disorders are depends on the severity of the disease, the individual characteristics of the organism, the timeliness of the visit to the doctor, the doctor said.

International research also confirms the dangers of eye infections. Thus, Chinese experts reported the detection of the viral RNA of the pathogen, SARS-CoV-2, in some of the retina samples of deceased patients with COVID-19. Scientists have concluded that the coronavirus can spread through tears and aerosols.

Consequently, more research is needed on eye diseases caused by infection, the authors of the work believe.

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