Lianhe Zaobao reported on February 17 that patients with COVID-19 generally have symptoms such as dry cough and high fever, but scholars have found for the first time that infection with COVID-19 may also cause inflammation of the eyeball and the formation of small tumors behind the eyeball.
The new research has been published in the medical journal Radiology published by the North American Radiological Society.
Experts are not yet clear about the exact cause of these eye tumors or the long-term impact on health.
At the same time, they also speculate that these eye tumors may also be related to intubation for ventilation.
Lead author of the study, Dr. Lecleer of the University of Paris in France, found that 9 of the 129 severe patients infected with the novel coronavirus had at least one mass in the macular part of the eye, with an abnormality rate of 7%, which is an indispensable part of central vision.
It is reported that eight of the nine people with tumors in their eyes have been treated in the intensive care ward.
Researchers believe that these eye tumors may be related to inflammation of the eyeball caused by the novel coronavirus, because inflammation of multiple organs of the body is a common manifestation of infection, but it may also be related to these severe patients who inadvertently hinder the flow of veins when lying in bed.