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Coronavirus UK update: Burning, gritty, itchy and watery eyes could be symptoms to spot

Coronavirus UK update: Burning, gritty, itchy and watery eyes could be symptoms to spot

In a study

published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health, sore eyes as the most significant ocular symptom experienced by people with COVID-19 was further investigated. 

The study noted: “Conjunctivitis has been reported in people suffering from COVID-19.

“However, many ocular symptoms are associated with the term ‘conjunctivitis’ which may be misleading.

“It is also unknown whether ocular symptoms were different in chronic sufferers of anterior eye diseases, when they were experienced or how long they lasted for compared with other COVID-19 symptoms.

“The three most common ocular symptoms experienced by participants were photophobia (18 percent), sore eyes (16 percent) and itchy eyes (17 percent).

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