Ocular manifestations in patients with corona virus disease (COVID-19)

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https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v8i2.38776

Keywords:

COVID-19, Nepal, Ocular Manifestations, Ophthalmology

Abstract

Introduction: Corona virus disease (COVID-19) has affected many subspecialties including ophthalmology. We aimed to determine the ocular manifestations of COVID-19 patients treated in a dedicated tertiary care hospital, in Nepal.

Method: This was a descriptive cross-sectional study in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Patan Hospital, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal. Data were collected during 6 months from November 2020 to May 2021 to achieve a for a specified sample size of 90. Ophthalmological manifestations were recorded in the consenting participants. Ethical approval was obtained.

Result: One or more ocular manifestations were seen in 3.4% of admitted COVID-19 patients. Bilateral diffuse red eyes was the most common manifestation.

Conclusion: Bilateral diffuse red eye was the common ocular manifestation in admitted COVID-19 patients.

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Author Biographies

Ranjana Sharma, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Patan Hospital

Bishnu Prasad Sharma, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Associate Professor, Dental Department, Patan Hospital

Keshav Raj Sigdel, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Patan Hospital

Sudeep Adhikari, Pyuthan Hospital, Pyuthan, Nepal

Consultant Physician

Sudesh Subedi, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Patan Hospital 

Dipsikha Aryal, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Sunsari, Nepal

MPH Student

Ashish Jha, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur, Kathmandu, Nepal

Resident, Department of Internal Medicine

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Published

2021-08-31

How to Cite

Sharma, R., Sharma, B. P., Sigdel, K. R., Adhikari, S., Subedi, S., Aryal, D., & Jha, A. (2021). Ocular manifestations in patients with corona virus disease (COVID-19). Journal of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, 8(2), 32–37. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpahs.v8i2.38776

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COVID-19: Original Articles