Monday, December 6, 2021

Eye Symptoms of Covid-19 in Toddlers

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It is very important to be aware of the direct and indirect vision problems of the coronavirus on the ocular health and visual functions of toddlers.

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In the earliest months of covid-19, scientists and health officers started research in Wuhan city of China. to learn about systemic manifestation and epidemiology of transmission. They recognized highly contagious and different manifestations of infection with molecular testing and mandatory hospitalization of infected people.

Conjunctivitis with Covid-19 in Children

Children presenting eye symptoms with Covid-19 usually had swollen, itchy and irritated eyes with conjunctivitis that lasted many days but usually fixed automatically. Ocular transmission of the virus especially from a toddler is a theoretical possibility.

The closure of schools and cessation of social activities affected the visual health of the children. Because children were spent most of their time on mobile or computer screens that showed result blurry vision, headache, eyestrain, and fatigue.

Myopia with Covid-19 in Children

According to a designed study of over 123000 school-age children in China, It is found that the prevalence of myopia is increased from 1.2 to 3.2 times due to the increase in screen time and decreased exposure to sunlight.

What Should I do if my Child has Conjunctivitis and Myopia?

Children with Conjunctivitis should stay at home if he has coronavirus. Because conjunctivitis spreads easily from one person to another. Follow these some simple tips to avoid covid-19 from your child.
  • Use a clean towel each time to wipe the face and eyes of the child.
  • Try to save your child from touching his eyes. Wash his hands several times during the day.
  • Wear gloves before touching your child.
  • Wear face masks or face shields before going to close the infected child.
  • Usually, symptoms related to eyes are fixed automatically with time. If your child has a long-term eye infection then contact an ophthalmologist and discuss eye problems with him.

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