09.03.20

Nearly One Quarter of Chinese Children Hospitalized With COVID-19 Developed Eye Symptoms

Source: Reuters

Among Chinese children hospitalized for COVID-19, nearly a quarter developed ocular symptoms, a new study finds, Reuters reported. Most children developed eye symptoms later in the disease, but in nine, ocular manifestations were the first sign of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Ocular symptoms resolved in all the children, researchers reported in JAMA Ophthalmology.

“This study described ocular manifestations and outcomes in children with confirmed COVID-19 and identified relevant affecting factors,” said Dr. Jiang Fagang, a professor in the department of ophthalmology at Union Hospital and the Tongji Medical College at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan.

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