A new study form China reveals that up to 20% of children infected with the novel coronavirus may suffer from eye problems, the most common being conjunctivitis or pink eye. Children who had other symptoms, such as a cough, were more likely to have ocular complications, according to researchers.
According to Today, similar symptoms appeared in adults, but experts said that the new research can help doctors diagnose COVID-19 in kids.
“The study tells us as ophthalmologists that, if you’re seeing children and they have pink eye or other signs of conjunctivitis that could be a sign of COVID-19,” said Dr. Neil Bressler, editor of JAMA Ophthalmology.
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