Immunologist Assessed The Possibility Of Hearing And Vision Damage In COVID-19

Immunologist Assessed The Possibility Of Hearing And Vision Damage In COVID-19
Immunologist Assessed The Possibility Of Hearing And Vision Damage In COVID-19

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Damage to vision and hearing can be complications of COVID-19 coronavirus infection. This opinion was expressed by the doctor of medical sciences, doctor-immunologist Vladislav Zhemchugov in an interview with TASS. According to the specialist, the coronavirus affects the weakest systems and organs of the human body. "Either it will be the lungs, or it will be the brain, or it will be the kidneys - it already depends not only on the virus, but on each individual person," Zhemchugov said. He explained that the weakness of specific organs is affected by a person's previous illnesses, as well as the state of health at the time of infection. "We already know that deafness may occur or hearing suffers - false sounds appear," the immunologist emphasized. According to the doctor, in some cases, the coronavirus causes a loss of smell and taste, as well as impairment of vision. Earlier, the media reported the first case of blindness due to COVID-19. Zhemchugov emphasized that the exact cause of this patient's vision loss has yet to be established. At the same time, he expressed the opinion that such a complication in a sick person could arise due to an existing eye injury or damage to nearby vessels. "It cannot be said that all patients will have such eye complications after the coronavirus," the specialist emphasized. In addition, COVID-19 can cause paresthesia, a sensory disorder. In this case, the person may experience tingling and burning sensations. Some COVID-19 patients have had scarring in their lungs. Problems with the cardiovascular system and oxygen transportation were also frequent complications. “It is necessary to engage in rehabilitation so that a person does not become disabled,” the immunologist concluded. Earlier, Rospotrebnadzor assessed the likelihood of complete loss of vision after coronavirus. According to epidemiologist Natalia Pshenichnaya, blindness is currently not considered a direct consequence of the disease.

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