Retinal findings in patients with COVID-19

13 May, 2020

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has been shown to affect different parts of the body, and ophthalmological changes have been associated with ocular external diseases such as conjunctivitis.

Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a non-invasive imaging technique that is useful for demonstrating subclinical retinal changes in systemic conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease, as well as many viral infections. We used OCT to evaluate patients infected by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The protocol was approved by INVIRARE Pesquisa ClĂ­nica Auditoria e Consultoria Institutional Review Board Ethics Committee.

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