ARE RED EYES A CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOM?

The main eye sign of corona virus is a RED EYE – CONJUNCTIVITIS

Coronavirus can spread through the eyes

 

Corona virus can also enter eyes by you touching something that has the virus on it — like a table or doorknob — and then touching your eyes.

 

However, If you see someone with pink eye, DO NOT PANIC. It does not mean that the person is infected with coronavirus. Recent study from China suggests that up to one third of people hospitalized with coronavirus experience eye problems, such as viral red/pink eye or conjunctivitis. It's important to know that the virus can spread by touching fluid from an infected person’s eyes, or from objects that carry the fluid. Therefore, a red eye should be assessed and examined by an Eye Specialist urgently.

 

Prevention Measures

 

1/ Practice safe hand hygiene – hand washing and alcohol rubs

2/ Social distancing

3/ If you wear contact lenses, consider switching to glasses for a while.

4/ Wearing glasses adds a layer of protection – Consider wearing non-prescription protective glasses

5/ Avoid rubbing your eyes.

 

If you notice symptoms, or aren't sure, get a screening. Please contact us to schedule an appointment with our specialist: 0938 136 758 or web@americaneyecentervn.com

American Eye Center Vietnam

5th Floor, Crescent Plaza (Phu My Hung), 105 Ton Dat Tien Street, District 7, HCMC

Phone: +84-28-5413 6758 Clinic/ +84-28-5413  8810 Optical

Email: web@americaneyecentervn.com