Rasha T. Yasee Ruwaidah A. Mussttaf Akram M. Burthyie


Background : Covid-19: During a very short period of time following its outbreak, the illness COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels. Via direct contact with an infected person's secretions or by inhaling droplets containing SARS-CoV-2, it is mostly spread from person to person. Whether the virus can spread through tears is a subject of debate. Having an exposed eye surface can make it easier to contract respiratory illnesses and spread them. Purpose: to evaluate the intra ocular pressure (I.O.P), retinal thickness and macula thickness in patients after infected of corona virus. Methods: in all, 100 eyes of post-covid-19 patients and 50 eyes of subjects from control groups were enrolled our study BCVA, intra ocular pressure (IOP) measurement, OCT images, including retinal thickness and macula thickness. For statistical analysis, parameters each eye from subject individual were taken. Result: in the measurement parameter, I.O.P (p<0.05) is strong significant with covid-19 but no significant correlation in retinal and macula thickness (p=0.62). were observed. Conclusion: optical coherence tomography (O.C.T) examination did not detect any significant changes in retina thickness and macula thickness due to COVID-19. While non-contact tonometer examined find significant change in intra ocular pressure (I.O.P) due to COVID-19.

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COVID-19; optical coherence tomography; macula; retina; COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2.

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