Newly, Researchers using MRI have found significant abnormalities in the eyes of some people with severe COVID-19, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.
The study, initiated by the French Society of Neuroradiology, used MRI scans to find significant abnormalities in the eyes of some people with severe COVID-19.
Dr. Claudia F.E. Kirsch, division chief, neuroradiology at Northwell Health in New York said, "When you have a virus going into the bloodstream, blood vessels get blocked, which causes an inflammatory response, which could be affecting the eye orbit,”
“The first goal is to get patients to breathe on their own and reduce the viral load,” said Kirsch. “Prevention would be the ideal so that patients don’t contract the disease at all. Handwashing and all the basics are also important, but we are still learning about what happens to the eye.”