Editor Note - Ophthalmology Case Reports (2021) Volume 5, Issue 5
Ocular Manifestation of SARS CoV-2 Infection Ã?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â?¬Å? What Family Physician Should Know?
The clinical manifestations of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are diverse. Initially, the clinical findings were more specific to the respiratory system. Over time, more atypical and uncommon findings were surfaced with the publication of case reports/case series and observational studies. Every system; and organ of the body may be affected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS CoV-2), the underlying pathogen of the current pandemic. The virus may affect the eye in solitary or in combination with other organs. Globally there are reports of cases and published studies with evidence of ocular involvement with the SARS CoV-2. The ocular manifestations range from simple dry eye to more severe pathology. Family physicians are the first in the line of contact with the patients at the community level, thus they should be vigilant enough to sort out cases of such atypical presentation and manage them with national and point-of-care protocols.Author(s): Liaqat Ali Khan