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The Corona virus Covid19 is a severe respiratory disorder which is caused due to infection, previously known as 2019-nCoV. The infection is caused due to the contagious virus, which leads to a severe respiratory disease known as COVID-19. Patients who are suffering from conjunctivitis, fever, cough and shortness of breath and those who traveled from hots spot area of corona virus or their family members are suffering from corona virus come to an ophthalmologist could be the patient suffering from corona virus or may have an infection due to covid19. Conjunctivitis patients coming from regions with a high prevalence of COVID-19, come to an ophthalmologist could be suffered from corona virus. The corona virus genome is a single-stranded RNA that causes COVID-19. The corona virus is a contagious disease which spreads from person to person through their respiratory droplets of an infected person after their coughing and sneezing. A healthy person could be infected by corona virus if people touch an object or surface with virus present from an infected person, and then touch their mouth, nose or eyes. In some recent articles and reports, it is suggested that corona virus can cause conjunctivitis either as an early sign or during hospitalization during severe covid19. There are chances of spreading of corona virus to eyes through aerosols or due to hands to eye contact. Covid19 patients have single-stranded RNA virus throughout the body and also in the tears of eyes, but there is no evidence of corona virus cultured in the conjunctiva of eyes. Conjunctiva congestion and conjunctivitis are found in patients having confirmed diagnosis of covid19.


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Shivani Sanjay Ingole, & Roshna Bhutada. (2020). Transmission of covid 19 through eyes — Review article. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 11(SPL1), 1008-1010.