Have you had the corona virus? That’s why you should get your eyes checked now

Researchers with a clear message

Corona infection can lead to eye problems

Have you ever had Corona? Then, according to American researchers, you should be examined by an ophthalmologist.

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How many times have you been infected with coronavirus in the past?

In fact, this question is almost irrelevant, because even those who have tested positive only once should take care of their eyes: a new study suggests that Covid-19 can cause long-term damage to the optic nerve. What exactly did the researchers find? We clarify.

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What is the connection between eye sight and corona infection?

Pawan Kumar Singh, Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, said at the end of a study: All those infected with Corona should be examined by an ophthalmologist.

This applies to anyone without symptoms of Covid-19. No matter how long ago the infection occurred, according to the doctor, it may have caused subsequent damage to the eye.

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What exactly did researchers at the Missouri School of Medicine discover?

When testing for coronavirus in mice, the animals inhale the coronavirus through their noses and mouths. After a few hours, the scientists noticed that the viruses were also detected in the retinas of the mice.

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