New research has identified the most common ocular symptom for those with COVID-19.
What’s going on?
- “Sore eyes” led the way when it comes to the most common ocular issues, though, according to the American Journal of Managed Care.
- “Sore eyes” ranked ahead of itchy eyes.
What experts say
The study’s authors said that “sore eyes” is likely a common issue because “there has been an increase in ‘sore eyes’ as an increasing trending Google search term over the past 10 months,” too.
COVID-19 is mostly a respiratory illness with common cold symptoms, like cough, high temperature and fever.
- Researchers identified additional symptoms, though, like weakness, muscle aches and soreness, including in the ocular regions.
- There have been reports of pink eye among patients as well.
- A report published in the journal of Annals of Internal Medicine back in April found coronavirus lingered in the eyes of Italy’s first COVID-19 case days after it had cleared from her nose, throat and mouth, as the Deseret News reported.