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Ocular manifestation as first sign of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interest of telemedicine during the pandemic context.
J Fr Ophtalmol. 2020 May; 43(5):389-391.JF

Abstract

We report here the case of a 27-year-old man who consulted by telemedicine during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, due to foreign body sensation and left eye redness. Examination revealed unilateral eyelid edema and moderate conjunctival hyperemia. A few hours later, the patient experienced intense headache and developed fever, cough and severe dyspnea. A nasopharyngeal swab proved positive for SARS-CoV-2. This case demonstrates that conjunctivitis can be the inaugural manifestation of the COVID-19 infection. It illustrates the interest of telemedicine in ophthalmology during the COVID-19 pandemic, since moderate conjunctival hyperemia can be the first sign of a severe respiratory distress.

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Ophthalmology department, hôpital universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HP université de Paris, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France; INSERM, UMRS1138, Team 17, From physiopathology of ocular diseases to clinical development, université Sorbonne Paris Cité, Centre de recherche des cordeliers, 15, rue de l'école de médecine, Paris, France.Instituto de ojos y oídos, avenida Belgrano 647, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina.Ophthalmology department, hôpital universitaire Necker-Enfants Malades, AP-HP université de Paris, 149, rue de Sèvres, 75015 Paris, France; INSERM, UMRS1138, Team 17, From physiopathology of ocular diseases to clinical development, université Sorbonne Paris Cité, Centre de recherche des cordeliers, 15, rue de l'école de médecine, Paris, France. Electronic address: dominique.bremond@aphp.fr.

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32334847

Citation

Daruich, A, et al. "Ocular Manifestation as First Sign of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interest of Telemedicine During the Pandemic Context." Journal Francais D'ophtalmologie, vol. 43, no. 5, 2020, pp. 389-391.
Daruich A, Martin D, Bremond-Gignac D. Ocular manifestation as first sign of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interest of telemedicine during the pandemic context. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2020;43(5):389-391.
Daruich, A., Martin, D., & Bremond-Gignac, D. (2020). Ocular manifestation as first sign of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interest of telemedicine during the pandemic context. Journal Francais D'ophtalmologie, 43(5), 389-391. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jfo.2020.04.002
Daruich A, Martin D, Bremond-Gignac D. Ocular Manifestation as First Sign of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Interest of Telemedicine During the Pandemic Context. J Fr Ophtalmol. 2020;43(5):389-391. PubMed PMID: 32334847.
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