COVID-19 may damage vision, affecting the retina

Neuroscience News May 14, 2024, 11:00 PM UTC

Summary: Researchers found SARS-CoV-2 can breach the blood-retinal barrier, causing eye damage. The virus triggers inflammation and cell death in the retina. Monitoring eye health in COVID-19 patients is crucial. The study may lead to new treatments for COVID-19-related eye issues. The virus can infect the eyes even without direct exposure. Retinal damage risk increases with prolonged viral presence. Singh's team aims to develop therapies.

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