Covid-19 & Eye
This pandemic has altered people’s lives in both enormous & small ways. The impact of covid 19 is also seen in eyes as conjunctivitis as initial symptoms along with other symptoms. Its also seen that during covid treatment and post covid patients total ophthalmoplegia and fungal eye infections like mucormycosis also seen to develop in patients. It begins from sinuses and erodes into the orbital cavity. High-risk patients are those having diabetes or immune-compromised state such as renal failure, any malignant tumor, and on high steroid therapy for a prolonged time. It can also lead to the development of meningitis and brain abscess. The nasal biopsy is most commonly done for rapid diagnosis in such cases. Immediate treatment is required and sometimes surgical debridement can also be done, depending on severity. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can be fatal to eyes and patients.