As we are all acutely aware the Corona virus has made a huge impact in our lives. Our community of doctors and health care professionals are amassing data on Covid-19 infection and treatment strategies. The most common symptoms of Covid-19 infection include: cough , shortness of breath, fever, chills, muscle pain, loss of smell/taste, headache and sore throat.
Eye irritation, tearing and conjunctivitis or “pinkeye” have been reported in cases of Covid-19 infection. Most people with conjunctivitis will not have Covid-19; however, if the conjunctivitis is associated with fever, chills or any of the other common symptoms of Covid-19 then the level of concern for infection should be increased. Here is an interesting article from the American Academy of Ophthalmology discussing the eye findings associated with Covid-19 infection.