Post-COVID eye examination is intended for people who have had Coronavirus, with or without eye symptoms.
The impact of the Coronavirus on our body can be only mild, asymptomatic, but it can also cause other diseases and leave consequences that are long-lasting and very serious. After suffering from the disease, the organism recovers and many of the functions are completely normalized.
The most common symptoms of Coronavirus are coughing, fatigue ness, fever, headaches, muscle aches, and loss of taste or smell.
According to a study published in the journal BMJ Open Ophthalmology, about 80% of patients who had COVID reported experiencing eye problems within two weeks of the onset of the disease.
The most common eye conditions that have been reported are:
- Sensitivity to light;
In more severe cases, patients reported symptoms of burning eyes, redness, pain, bloating, swollen eyelids, and frequent watering.
The coronavirus can cause conjunctivitis or keratitis in the eye (changes in the anterior segment of the eye) which result in symptoms such as those listed above and which usually go away with the recommended drops therapy and leave no consequences. But changes in the back of the eye such as uveitis, thrombosis of the main ocular veins, inflammation of the optic nerve can lead to permanent vision damage if not treated promptly and appropriately.
If you have had COVID-19 and have any of the symptoms listed below, it is advisable to schedule your post-COVID eye examination sooner:
- Sensitivity to light;
- Redness in the eyes;
- Eye pain;
- Occasionally blurred vision;
- Difficulty focusing;
- Poor perception of depth.
If you have any of the symptoms listed below, make an appointment for your post-COVID eye examination immediately:
- loss of vision in one eye;
- loss of part of the visual field or appearance of a shadow in it;
- dark spots in the central field of view (most noticeable when reading).
And in case you do not have any of the above symptoms, but you still had Coronavirus and you want to make sure that everything is fine with your eyes and eyesight, schedule this post-COVID examination. The Coronavirus and its aftermath are still a surprise to both patients and ophthalmologists, so more and more often we have post-COVID effects that we have accidentally found in a patient who has no symptoms.
The detail of this examination allows us to check if you have dry eyes, corneal changes that affect the quality of vision (especially the contrast), internal inflammation which can remain asymptomatic for a long time and cause serious damage or changes in eye circulation that sometimes go unnoticed for up to three months after onset, and then result in severe complications (glaucoma after three months of central retinal vein or venous branch thrombosis).
Post-COVID eye examination
For persons who have had COVID, with and without ocular symptoms
The ophthalmologist reserves the right to suggest another type of examination and/or
diagnosis depending on the established condition of the examination.