Editorial - Ophthalmology Case Reports (2022) Volume 6, Issue 2
Ophthalmic care in primary care and the sars CoV-2 infection.
Severe Acute Respiratory Coronavirus, the virus responsible for the ongoing pandemic of Coronavirus Infectious Disease-19 (COVID-19), was initially thought to be a respiratory one but found later that it can infect any organ and system of the body. The presentations initially; were more typical of respiratory ones. However, later on, asymptomatic patients with the atypical presentation were surfaced. One of the non-respiratory organs infected is the eye. The clinical manifestations of SARS CoV-2 infection range from the most frequent ones of conjunctivitis to more severe complications; that may be seen either in the early stages of infection or in the recovery phase. These manifestations overlap the symptoms seen in other viral infections of the eye. Therefore, it is challenging for family physicians or generalists working at the first point of contact where the majority of the patients seek services. The first-level responders should know ophthalmic manifestations of the infection: and be vigilant to sort out cases; of SARS CoV-2 induced ocular infections: while protecting them from acquiring infection and initiating management as per protocols to save lives and prevent ocular complications.Author(s): Liaqat Ali Khan*