Pink Eye Could Be a symptom of Covid-19

Pink Eye Could Be a symptom of Covid-19

American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending precautions.
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, several reports suggest that Covid-19 can cause conjunctivitis, commonly referred to as pink eye, ABC News reports.

Conjunctivitis is an irritation of the eye that causes redness, swelling, and sometimes discharge.

It’s still considered a rare symptom, but reports show that the virus can possibly be transmitted by aerosol contact with conjunctiva.

The AAO says that anyone who goes to the doctor for pink eye, but who may also be experiencing a cough, shortness of breath and who has recently traveled to areas known for the outbreak, could test positive for Covid-19.

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