Frequency of Eye Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital
We present frequency of ocular symptoms in COVID-19 patients in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad. A total of 333 admitted patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were included. Patients were enquired and examined for any ocular symptoms that developed along with COVID-19. The results were stratified by sex, age, comorbidities, High Resolution CT (HRCT) and condition of conjunctiva. Data was analyzed using SPSS 188.8.131.52. Chi square test was performed to measure the p value of the reported eye symptoms. Out of the 333, 81 subjects fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Forty-six patients (56%) were females and 52 patients out of 81 (64.2%) reported redness of conjunctiva. A positive relationship between the COVID-19 and the frequency of eye symptoms was observed with p value of 0.001. A weak positive correlation between HRCT and conjunctiva was found through bivariate analysis (0.132).
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