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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 26

Unilateral acute anterior sclero-uveitis preceding Corona virus disease (COVID-19)

Department of Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru 560010, Karnataka, India

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Srinivasan Sanjay
Department of Uveitis and Ocular Immunology, Narayana Nethralaya Super Speciality Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/pajo.pajo_14_22

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Coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 is associated with ophthalmic manifestations during and after recovery from the disease and may be sight-threatening. A 54-year-old Asian Indian female patient presented to us with redness, pain, and blurred vision in her right eye (RE) of 2-day duration. In RE, the best-corrected visual acuity was 20/25, and she was diagnosed with anterior sclero-uveitis. Three days later, she had mild breathlessness and loss of taste. Nasopharyngeal swab for reverse transcription–polymerase chain reaction-COVID-19 was positive, and investigations for uveitis were negative. The systemic evaluation was also within normal limits. A month later, she had no evidence of ocular inflammation. There was no other attributable cause to her ocular inflammation. Her COVID-19 immunoglobulin G antibody was positive, confirming the previous COVID-19 infection. The case emphasizes the importance for eye care professionals to remain vigilant and considers SARS-CoV-2 as the causative agent in patients presenting with anterior segment inflammation.

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