Characteristics of Ocular Manifestations of Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Daegu Province, Korea.
September 7, 2020
You Hyun Lee, Yu Cheol Kim and Jae Pil Shin.
Journal of Korean Medical Science
The present study aims to examine the ocular manifestations of patients with COVID-19 in Korea. Patients with COVID-19 admitted from March 2020 to April 2020 at Keimyung University Dongsan Hospital and Keimyung University Daegu Dongsan Hospital were retrospectively reviewed the ocular manifestations. The patients were divided into the first-episode group and relapse group, and the ocular symptoms of each group were analyzed. A total of 103 patients were included in this study; among them, 71 patients belonged to the first-episode group and 32 to the relapse group. No significant differences in ocular symptom positivity were determined between the first-episode group (12 patients, 16.9%) and the relapse group (10 patients, 31.3%, P > 0.05). Upper respiratory tract infection symptoms and decreased creatine phosphokinase were associated with positive ocular symptoms. Conjunctival congestion was observed in seven patients. In subgroup analysis, patients with positive conjunctival congestion had higher positivity of upper respiratory infection symptoms (100%) compared with those in the negative group (40%, P = 0.017).
You Hyun Lee, Yu Cheol Kim, Jae Pil Shin. Characteristics of Ocular Manifestations of Patients with Coronavirus Disease 2019 in Daegu Province, Korea. Journal of Korean Medical Science 2020; 35(35): e322.