COVID-19 in ophthalmic practice

About authors

1 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, Moscow, Russia

2 Department of ophthalmology of Federal Scientific-Clinical Center of Otorhinolarygology of Federal Medico-Biological agency, Moscow, Russia

Correspondence should be addressed: Marina Kh. Movsesian
Ostrovityanova, 1, Moscow, 117437; ur.liam@niramvom

About paper

Author contribution: Takhchidi KhP — study concept and design, text editing; Takhchidi NKh — study design, analysis of the list of literature, text editing; Movsesyan MKh — study design, literature collection and analysis, article authoring.

Received: 2020-09-13 Accepted: 2020-10-03 Published online: 2020-11-29

The end of 2019 in China was marked by the breakout of the new Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Gradually, the infection spread around the world and in March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic. The new coronavirus disease 2019 is highly contagious, causing respiratory distress syndrome and poses a huge threat to public health, especially in patients. with serious concomitant diseases such as diabetes mellitus, bronchial asthma, hypertension, etc. Many scientists have put forward the idea that COVID-19 can be transmitted through the eyes through contact and everyday life. Over the past six months, works on the ocular manifestations of coronavirus infection have begun to appear in the literature. We conducted a systematic review of scientific articles from the PubMed, e-Library, Scopus databases in order to conduct a meta-analysis of the effect of coronavirus infection on the eyes and its ophthalmological manifestations.

Keywords: coronavirus, COVID-19, coronavirus infection, coronavirus conjunctivitis