Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19, The College of Optometrists

A joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists. Updated 19th May.
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We read with great interest the recent study of Azzi et al.1 regarding the possible role of saliva in the detection of SARS-CoV-2. We congratulate the authors for their excellent study and their results highlighting that saliva represents a promising tool in COVID-19 diagnosis.
Source: Journal of Infection - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Stanislaw P Stawicki, Rebecca Jeanmonod, Andrew C Miller, Lorenzo Paladino, David F Gaieski, Anna Q Yaffee, Annelies De Wulf, Joydeep Grover, Thomas J Papadimos, Christina Bloem, Sagar C Galw.ar, Vivek Chauhan, Michael S Firstenberg, Salvatore Di Somma, Donald Jeanmonod, Sona M Garg, Veronica Tucci, Harry L Anderson, Lateef Fatimah, Tamara J Worlton, Siddharth P Dubhashi, Krystal S Glaze, Sagar Sinha, Ijeoma Nnodim Opara, Vikas Yellapu, Dhanashree Kelkar, Ayman El-Menyar, Vimal Krishnan, S Venkataramanaiah, Yan Leyfman, Hassan Ali Saoud Al Thani, Prabath W B Nanayakkara, Sudip Nanda, Eric Cioè-Peña, Indrani Sarde...
Source: Journal of Global Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
Acute, non-remitting conjunctivitis may be the only presenting symptom of COVID-19 infections in some instances, according to case reports on five patients in Italy.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - Category: Pathology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news
While most children who get COVID-19 have a mild or even asymptomatic illness, there are new reports that some children may have a complication that can be severe and dangerous. Called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it can lead to life-threatening problems with the heart and other organs in the body. Early reports compared it to Kawasaki disease, an inflammatory illness that can lead to heart problems. But while some cases look very much like Kawasaki’s, others have been different. Experts think that MIS-C is likely a reaction of the body ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Adolescent health Children's Health Infectious diseases Parenting Source Type: blogs
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a coating that can be used to create textiles that repel viruses, along with bodily fluids such as saliva and blood. Interestingly, the coated textiles are reusable, and can be washed and scr...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Materials Medicine Military Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Conjunctivitis;   SARS-CoV-2;   COVID-19;   Ocular Infection, Viral;   Ocular Inflammation Intervention:   Sponsor:   Johns Hopkins University Not yet recruiting
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We report here the case of a 27-year-old man who consulted by telemedicine during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, due to foreign body sensation and left eye redness. Examination revealed unilateral eyelid edema and moderate conjunctival hyperemia. A few hours later, the patient experienced intense headache and developed fever, cough and severe dyspnea. A nasopharyngeal swab proved positive for SARS-CoV-2. This case demonstrates that conjunctivitis can be the inaugural manifestation of the COVID-19 infection. It illustrates the interest of telemedicine in ophthalmology during the COVID-19 pandemic, since m...
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
The outbreak of the novel corona virus disease 19 (COVID-19) has led to an outburst of publications in the medical literature. Clinical characteristics of patients with a definite diagnosis of COVID-19 has been widespread but mainly include fever, cough, and/or shortness of breath 1,2.
Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Short communication Source Type: research
Authors: Daruich A, Martin D, Bremond-Gignac D PMID: 32327279 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal Francais d Ophtalmologie - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Fr Ophtalmol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 24 April 2020Source: IDCasesAuthor(s): Sergio Zaccaria Scalinci, Edoardo Trovato Battagliola
Source: IDCases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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