COVID-19 AND YOUR WINDOW OF SOUL

Eye the window of soul; it might play an important role in the spread & prevention of the CORONA VIRUS OR COVID-19 which is seen throughout the world today.  COVID-19, a group of common viruses called CORONA VIRUS, the 7th known type of virus.

How eyes play a role in its spread?

Patient who have contracted the new corona virus may have ocular affects?

Yes… May be, several reports suggest the virus can cause conjunctivitis a viral conjunctivitis possibly be transmitted by aerosol contact with conjunctiva in your eye.

Viral conjunctivitis is known to present with upper respiratory infections cold, flu etc & may be a symptom of COVID-19 virus.

It is published in “NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE” that recent study of hospitals across china found conjuctival congestion or red infected eyes in 9 of 1099 patients with a confirm diagnosis of CORONA VIRUS.

Till, no vaccine or antiviral treatment has been identified. But the best method for limiting the spread of this virus is to quickly isolated people who have it before they infected other.

 

HOW CAN YOU CUT YOUR RISK OF CONTRACTING COVID-19

  • Clean your hands often.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, & mouth.
  • Wearing protector glass wear
  • Avoid close contact with people
  • Cover cough & sneezes
  • If you are sick wear a face mask.

By -Assistant Professor- –Ms. Pridhi Panwar
Department – OPTOMETRY
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