People are saying Covid is back but I say covid had not gone ever. Now a
new variant of Covid has appeared named “Omicron Variant“. People have many
questions in their minds about the Omicron variant.

Will it spread rapidly? Can the omicron virus affect vaccinated
individuals? can the omicron virus cause swelling in your eyes? is the
omicron variant more dangerous than coronavirus
Today I will give you the answer above mentioned all these queries in this


Omicron Variant is originated from South Africa. It is reported first time
on 24th November 2021 and on 26 Nov.2021 it is
labeled as a variant of
concern by the
WHO (World Health Organization).

If we go a little back we see the last variant that is reported on Oct.2020
named ” Delta variant” and had caused dilapidation in the whole

How much omicron virus is dangerous?

a spike protein is a part of a virus inside of the omicron variant that helps to attach to virus cells. It has
many changes and these changes are called “mutations” in medical terms. It
is estimated that the Omicron virus has more than 30 mutations.

Due to the excessive numbers of mutations, the transmissibility of this
virus can be 100% to 500% more than coronavirus. It means the omicron
variant is more dangerous than the covid-19 virus. But now studies are not
showing the severity of the disease of this virus.

Can the Omicron virus affect vaccinated individuals?

Reinfection is appeared according to a case study of the omicron virus.
Usually, It has been seen the majority of people who are infected by this
virus were vaccinated. So the vaccinated individuals have more chances
of hitting with this virus.

According to the existing cases, young people are much infected by this

Signs and Symptoms

Omicron virus has the same signs and symptoms as the Covid-19 virus.
  • Fever
  • Body Pain
  • Sore Throat
  • Prunellas
  • Difficulty in Breathing
  • Loss of Taste/ loss of smell in very few cases.

Can Omicron virus Make your Eyes Swell?

The Omicron variant has the same signs and symptoms as coronavirus. So at
this base, we can say that your eyes may be swollen or puffy in a few
conditions as we have seen in covid-19 cases. But still, an authentic
study or case has not appeared related to eye infections by omicron

How we can Save from the Omicron Virus?

Vaccine saves us from severe disease and death but does not prevent us from
attacks of this type of viruses. So precautions are the same as we have
already been done in covid-19 conditions.
  • Wear the face masks
  • Keep maintain the social distance
  • Avoid the crowded places
  • Avoid the close contact
  • Have good ventilation in offices and homes
Presently omicron virus cases have been reported from 12 countries of the
world. As a result, it is spreading speadily but It has still no chances of
severe diseases according to the reported cases.

How it can be Detected?

If you are feeling its signs and symptoms so quickly see a doctor and do a
PCR test because it is detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction)
test. If PCR test shows a result in negative. You should be quarantined
yourself. In this way, you can minimize the chances of spreading this

Ruman Amjad

Hello, I am Dr. Ruman Amjad, an Ophthalmologist specializing in the field of eye care, particularly focused on helping individuals with swollen eyelids. I am thrilled to welcome you to, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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