Researchers find an eye-opening COVID-19 symptom you can’t ignore

About 20% of people suffer from dry eye disease due to a COVID-19 infection Authors:   Herb Mar 29, 2022, Researchers recently discovered that about 20% of people infected by the novel coronavirus end up with dry eye disease. Why it matters: The dry eye COVID-19 symptom joins a growing list of various coronavirus symptoms someone can experience after infection. […]

Evolution of neurologic symptoms in non-hospitalized COVID-19 “long haulers”

Authors: Sareen T. Ali,Anthony K. Kang,Tulsi R. Patel,Jeffrey R. Clark, et. al. ,May 2022 Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology Abstract Objective We characterized the evolution of neurologic symptoms and self-perceived recovery of non-hospitalized COVID-19 “long haulers” 6–9 months after their initial Neuro-COVID-19 clinic evaluation. Methods In this follow-up study on the first 100 patients, 50 […]

Optic Neuropathy after COVID-19

Authors: Alicia Chen, Andrew Go Lee, MD, Nagham Al-Zubidi, MD, Noor Laylani, Pamela Davila-Siliezar American College of Opthalmology Optic neuropathy has been reported in COVID19 and the mechanisms remain ill defined although several hypotheses have been proposed including inflammatory cytokines and a transient hypercoagulable state. Many authors believe that the process is ischemic optic neuropathy (ION) and both anterior […]

COVID-19, the Eye, and the Brain

By Lori Baker-Schena, MBA, EdD; COVID-19, the Eye, and the Brain; American College of Ophthalmology As the COVID-19 pandemic began, Prem S. Subramanian, MD, PhD, did not anticipate a direct connection between this novel respiratory disease and the neuro-oph­thalmic conditions he treated. “Yet as it became evident that neuro­logical symptoms were being associated with COVID-19, […]

Breathing difficulties after covid-19: a guide for primary care

BMJ 2023; 381 doi: , June 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;381:e074937, Rachael Evans, Anton Pick, et. al. What you need to know Around one in four adults who were hospitalised with covid-19 and one in six who were not hospitalised experience persistent breathing difficulties beyond four weeks after SARS-CoV-2 infection,12 and a cohort study in China demonstrated that breathlessness can persist […]

COVID-19 Can Affect Your Eyes: How COVID Causes Eye Pain and Eye Infections

Written by Nishika Reddy, MD | September 2023 Key takeaways: By now, we all know that COVID-19 affects important organs like the lungs and the heart. But did you know that COVID can also affect your eyes and vision? Studies show that COVID can affect all layers of the eye, starting at the cornea and ending at the retina. Here’s what you should […]

Ocular Symptoms among Nonhospitalized Patients Who Underwent COVID-19 Testing

Sapna S. Gangaputra, MD, MPH∗ and Shriji N. Patel, MD, Ophthalmology. 2020 Oct; 127(10): 1425–1427. Published online 2020 Jun 22. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.06.037, PMCID: PMC7308009PMID: 32585259 The novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, which causes a syndrome known as coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), has been designated a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.1 The vast majority of patients with COVID-19 are advised to isolate […]

COVID Linked To Disorder That Causes Sudden Vision Loss, Study Says

Zachary Snowdon Smith Forbes Covid-19 infection is linked to eye conditions called retinal vascular occlusions—blockages of blood vessels in the eye that can cause vision loss—according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Ophthalmology that threw light on one of several little-understood long-term effects of the virus. Researchers have linked Covid-19 infection to a vascular disorder that can result […]

COVID-19 Long-haul Fatigue Might be Similar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Treated in a Similar Manner

There is no cure or approved treatment for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). However, some symptoms can be treated or managed. Treating these symptoms might provide relief for some patients with ME/CFS but not others. Other strategies, like learning new ways to manage activity, can also be helpful. Patients, their families, and healthcare providers need […]

COVID-19 Vaccines ‘May Trigger’ Rheumatic Inflammatory Diseases: Study

OCT 15, 2023 – Authored by Marina Zhang via The Epoch Times  A new review suggests that COVID vaccines “may trigger” rheumatic immune-mediated inflammatory diseases, including arthritis, vasculitis, lupus, and adult-onset Still’s disease. On average, patients developed rheumatic diseases 11 days after vaccine administration, according to the study. Seventy-five (over 27 percent) of these patients experienced […]