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Conjunctivitis, a new symptom of COVID-19?

As you probably know, COVID-19 is the disease caused by the new coronavirus. This is the abridged version of "coronavirus disease 2019" or maladie à coronavirus 2019 in French. COVID-19 is associated with several symptoms, and more recently, some researchers have discovered that conjunctivitis can be a symptom of COVID-19. We tell you everything in this article…   COVID-19 and conjunctivitis, what should you know?   This new variant of the coronavirus, COVID-19, has symptoms similar to the flu, including a dry cough or increased fatigue. Some researchers have however revealed another symptom, conjunctivitis. This is what the American Academy of Ophthalmology said in a statement. The coronavirus could therefore cause this inflammation of the eye, and be transmitted by aerosol contact with the conjunctiva, the mucous membrane that covers…

Conjunctivitis, an inflammation of the eye that should be treated

Are your eyes red and itchy? You may be suffering from conjunctivitis. It is one of the most prevalent eye diseases in the world. In Mauritius, more than 900 cases of conjunctivitis have been reported. Although this disease is not dangerous, it is nevertheless very embarrassing, and even painful. It is easily treated, and can disappear after a few days of treatment. However, if conjunctivitis is not treated properly, there is a risk of losing visual acuity. Learn more about this disease, how to treat it, and what precautions you may take to avoid contaminating others.   What is conjunctivitis?   Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the eye, more concretely, the transparent layer of cells that covers the eye and the inside of the eyelid are affected. The eye becomes…