Sore Eyes Common Vision-Based Indicator Of COVID-19: Study
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A study, published in the journal BMJ Open Ophthalmology found that sore eyes was significantly more common when the participants had COVID-19, with 16 percent reporting the issue as one of their symptoms.

Researchers at Anglia Ruskin University in the UK asked people who had a confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis to complete a questionnaire about their symptoms, and how those compared to before they tested positive.

Just 5 percent of the participants reported having had the condition beforehand. While 18 percent of people reported photophobia or light sensitivity, this was only a 5 percent increase from their pre-COVID-19 state, the researchers said.

The study found that of the 83 respondents, 81 percent reported ocular issues within two weeks of other COVID-19 symptoms and 80 per cent reported their eye problems lasted less than two weeks. Most common reported symptoms overall was fatigue. Dry cough and fever were also reported.

This study is important because it helps to understand more about how COVID-19 can infect the conjunctiva and how this then allows the virus to spread through the body said the researcher.

Source:
https://bmjophth.bmj.com/content/5/1/e000632.full
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