New symptom in coronavirus
Eye Diseases Specialist Prof. Dr. Ayşe Öner said that the new type of coronavirus (Kovid-19) has various findings in the eye.
Öner, one of the doctors of Acıbadem Kayseri Hospital, stated that Kovid-19 is a virus that holds mucosal membranes, and it is affected by the mucosal membrane on the surface of the eye.
Explaining that findings such as redness in the eye, red eye painting, burring, watering, edema were encountered, Öner reminded that Kovid-19 was also encountered in tears.
Stating that the ophthalmologist should be consulted when such findings are encountered, Öner said:
"Before the pandemic, we thought that there might be a bacterial infection in the eye, but when Kovid-19 enters our lives, we think that there may be conjunctivitis due to it and we do the tests. Therefore, when you have signs of infection in your eyes, the first thing you will do is to apply directly to a physician. "
Prof. Dr. Öner stated that especially allergic patients put their hands to their eyes very often, and those who wear glasses touch their eyes more frequently.
Stating that glasses have a protective effect and have a barrier effect in contact with the virus, Öner said, "But if you frequently take your hand to your glasses without noticing it during the day, there may be contamination. Those who get fogged while wearing a mask need to clean their glasses more often. But if you are going to clean your glasses, you must wash your hands. It is very important that your hands are clean. He spoke as.
Öner also stated that the rooms and the devices used for diagnosis should be clean during the eye examination.
Stating that patients should follow the social distance and hygiene measures taken in hospitals, Öner said, "The sterilization of the diagnostic devices against the risk of contamination is done and should be done in our hospitals after each patient." he spoke.