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A 33-year-old healthy male was referred to the emergency department due to blurred vision in his left eye for the past month, accompanied by flashes of light without any accompanying neurological symptoms. The patient reported a three-week period of fatigue, dry cough, and shortness of breath ended about 2 weeks prior to the ocular symptoms. He was not tested for COVID-19 at the time of his respiratory complaints. The clinical examination and the ancillary tests confirmed the diagnosis of a left eye Central Retinal Vein Occlusion.

During admission, a real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) for SARS-CoV-2 from a nasopharyngeal swab was performed and was found to be negative, however, an IgG/IgM Rapid Test (Inzek International Trading, the Netherlands) was performed and was found to be IgM negative and IgG Positive for SARS-CoV-2, confirming recovery from COVID-19.The patient was reevaluated at monthly follow-ups up to complete resolution of symptoms and gradually improvement of the retinal vascular appearance.

This is the first report of CRVO in association with COVID-19. As the literature on human ocular manifestations of COVID-19 is still sparse, this case emphasizes the need for further investigation of ocular complications associated with this novel disease.

Source:https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2451993620303078?dgcid=rss_sd_all
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