COVID-19 Conjunctivitis

Jarelys Hernandez-Jimenez, MD
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Category: COVID-19, Viral Infections

Dr. Hernandez reviews one of the more under-recognized manifestations of COVID-19 infection: conjunctivitis. Originally recorded in May 2020, the talk reviews basic epidemiology about Coronavirus infection and then focuses upon the ocular manifestations. She notes that ACE-2 receptors are extensively noted in eye tissue, including the human retina, retinal pigment, and conjunctiva. She next describes the epidemiology of Coronavirus conjunctivitis. Dr. Hernandez then discusses the potential for transmission of COVID-19 through tears. After reviewing the outcomes and prognosis of Coronavirus eye disease, she closes by discussing a couple of helpful case studies.

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