Ophthalmology

First report of COVID-19 orbital involvement

A severe skin infection in the orbital area (around the eye) may represent an unusual complication of COVID-19, according to a patient report published in The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cornea appears to resist infection from novel coronavirus

New findings from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggest the eye's cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus. Although the herpes simplex virus can infect the cornea and ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

With coronavirus a threat, stop wearing contact lenses

(HealthDay)—Even if you're already wearing a face mask to cover your mouth and nose, taking steps to protect your eyes might also help guard against coronavirus infection, eye health experts say.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How nasty Toxoplasma parasite damages the human eye

One-third of the world population is infected with Toxoplasma, which causes a common eye infection called ocular toxoplasmosis. Researchers have shed new light on how an infection with the parasite causes a distinctive lesion ...

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