Of the 216 children hospitalized with COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, nearly one fourth (25%) had ocular symptoms, a JAMA Ophthalmology study finds.
Conjunctival discharge was the most common symptom, followed by eye rubbing and conjunctival congestion. Symptoms resolved without treatment in nearly half the cases; in some cases, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiallergic eye drops were used. Eight children had persistent eye rubbing, while the rest recovered completely.
The researchers conclude, “We recommend only close observation for COVID-19–related ocular manifestations in children.”
Dr. Justin Groode | Patient Advocate Alliance, LLC
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