Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

Clinical profile and prevalence of conjunctivitis in mild COVID-19 patients in a tertiary care COVID-19 hospital: A retrospective cross-sectional study.
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Aug; 68(8):1546-1550.IJ

Abstract

Purpose

To find the clinical profile and prevalence of conjunctivitis and other ocular manifestations in mild COVID-19 positive patients in a nodal COVID-19 hospital.

Methods

A retrospective cross-sectional, single-center study conducted in 127 mild cases of COVID-19 positive patients admitted between 27th March and 19th April 2020 in a tertiary care COVID-19 hospital in north India. From the hospital records, demographic data is collected. Ocular history and ocular examinations were done by face-to-face survey during ward rounds.

Results

A total of 127 patients were included in the study with a median age of 38.8 years. Forty-eight (37.80%) patients had upper respiratory tract symptoms, 20 (15.75%) patients had systemic illness, 18 (14.17%) patients were using spectacles, and 50 (39.37%) patients had history of hand-eye contact. Out of 12 (9.45%) patients who had ocular complaints, 11 (8.66%) had ocular manifestation after admission. Among 11 patients, eight (6.29%) had conjunctival congestion. Three (3/8) patients had developed conjunctival congestion even before the manifestation of definite COVID-19 symptoms. Five patients (5/8) patients had no other associated ocular symptoms other than congestion. Six patients (6/8) had symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.

Conclusion

Mild conjunctivitis manifesting as conjunctival congestion is common and is one of the major ocular manifestations in COVID-19 positive patients even with milder disease.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi, India.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32709772

Citation

Sindhuja, K, et al. "Clinical Profile and Prevalence of Conjunctivitis in Mild COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care COVID-19 Hospital: a Retrospective Cross-sectional Study." Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 68, no. 8, 2020, pp. 1546-1550.
Sindhuja K, Lomi N, Asif MI, et al. Clinical profile and prevalence of conjunctivitis in mild COVID-19 patients in a tertiary care COVID-19 hospital: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68(8):1546-1550.
Sindhuja, K., Lomi, N., Asif, M. I., & Tandon, R. (2020). Clinical profile and prevalence of conjunctivitis in mild COVID-19 patients in a tertiary care COVID-19 hospital: A retrospective cross-sectional study. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 68(8), 1546-1550. https://doi.org/10.4103/ijo.IJO_1319_20
Sindhuja K, et al. Clinical Profile and Prevalence of Conjunctivitis in Mild COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care COVID-19 Hospital: a Retrospective Cross-sectional Study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68(8):1546-1550. PubMed PMID: 32709772.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - JOUR T1 - Clinical profile and prevalence of conjunctivitis in mild COVID-19 patients in a tertiary care COVID-19 hospital: A retrospective cross-sectional study. AU - Sindhuja,K, AU - Lomi,Neiwete, AU - Asif,Mohamed I, AU - Tandon,Radhika, PY - 2020/7/26/entrez PY - 2020/7/28/pubmed PY - 2020/8/7/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Conjunctival congestion KW - prevalence SP - 1546 EP - 1550 JF - Indian journal of ophthalmology JO - Indian J Ophthalmol VL - 68 IS - 8 N2 - Purpose: To find the clinical profile and prevalence of conjunctivitis and other ocular manifestations in mild COVID-19 positive patients in a nodal COVID-19 hospital. Methods: A retrospective cross-sectional, single-center study conducted in 127 mild cases of COVID-19 positive patients admitted between 27th March and 19th April 2020 in a tertiary care COVID-19 hospital in north India. From the hospital records, demographic data is collected. Ocular history and ocular examinations were done by face-to-face survey during ward rounds. Results: A total of 127 patients were included in the study with a median age of 38.8 years. Forty-eight (37.80%) patients had upper respiratory tract symptoms, 20 (15.75%) patients had systemic illness, 18 (14.17%) patients were using spectacles, and 50 (39.37%) patients had history of hand-eye contact. Out of 12 (9.45%) patients who had ocular complaints, 11 (8.66%) had ocular manifestation after admission. Among 11 patients, eight (6.29%) had conjunctival congestion. Three (3/8) patients had developed conjunctival congestion even before the manifestation of definite COVID-19 symptoms. Five patients (5/8) patients had no other associated ocular symptoms other than congestion. Six patients (6/8) had symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. Conclusion: Mild conjunctivitis manifesting as conjunctival congestion is common and is one of the major ocular manifestations in COVID-19 positive patients even with milder disease. SN - 1998-3689 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32709772/Clinical_profile_and_prevalence_of_conjunctivitis_in_mild_COVID_19_patients_in_a_tertiary_care_COVID_19_hospital:_A_retrospective_cross_sectional_study_ L2 - http://www.ijo.in/article.asp?issn=0301-4738;year=2020;volume=68;issue=8;spage=1546;epage=1550;aulast=Sindhuja DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -