Ocular manifestations of COVID-19: A narrative literature review

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DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33448/rsd-v10i6.15979

Keywords:

Coronavirus; Pandemics; Eye diseases; SARS-Cov-2; Conjunctivitis.

Abstract

Objectives: This paper aims to analyse current data in the literature about the clinical manifestations of COVID-19 in ophthalmology, the duration of the symptoms, and correlate them with the systemic manifestations. Methods: It is a narrative literature review, using the following search terms: coronavirus infection, betacoronavirus, COVID-19, ocular disease, and ocular manifestation, using the electronic databases LILACS and MEDLINE, searching for articles published between May to August 2020. Results: The initial search identified 824 articles and 14 attended the inclusion criteria. Of the reported cases of keratoconjunctivitis, the most described ocular manifestations are conjunctival hyperemia, monocular and binocular, and eyelid edema. Other symptoms that can appear frequently are diplopia and binocular diplopia; foreign body sensation, blurred vision, and presence of watery and viscous secretion.  Conclusion: In conclusion, the main ocular manifestation associated with the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is conjunctival hyperemia, with a variable duration between 2 and 30 days.

Author Biography

Tânia Gisela Biberg-Salum, Mato Grosso do Sul State University

Possui graduação em Medicina pela Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul (1989), Mestrado em Ciências com enfoque em Oftalmologia [Rib.Preto] pela Universidade de São Paulo (2012) e Doutorado em Ciências com enfoque em Oftalmologia [Rib.Preto] pela Universidade de São Paulo (2015). É especialista em Formação Docente para o Ensino Superior e possui MBA em Gestão de Cooperativas na área da saúde pela FGV. É docente do Curso de Medicina da UEMS - Universidade Estadual de Mato Grosso do Sul e docente da Universidade para o Desenvolvimento do Estado e da Região do Pantanal - UNIDERP, além de ser membro do corpo docente permanente do programa de Mestrado Acadêmico em Ensino de Ciências e Matemática da UNIDERP. Tem experiência clínica na área de Medicina, com ênfase em Oftalmologia e atua como pesquisadora nos seguintes temas: educação médica, interação ensino-serviço-comunidade, saúde indígena, oftalmologia, sendo Líder do Grupo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Educação Médica da UNIDERP e do Núcleo de Estudos e Pesquisas em Ensino e Saúde da UEMS.

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Published

08/06/2021

How to Cite

BIBERG-SALUM, T. G.; LYRIO, A. L. C.; CANALE, P. H. Ocular manifestations of COVID-19: A narrative literature review . Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 6, p. e51310615979, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i6.15979. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/15979. Acesso em: 23 jun. 2021.

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Health Sciences