3 things your eye surgeon would like you to know about coronavirus

#1 Conjunctivitis with COVID-19 is rare

See #2 and #3

Less than 2 percent of coronavirus patients get conjunctivitis, also known as pink eye. If you get pink eye, it’s unlikely to be coronavirus especially if you’re not experiencing the more common coronavirus-related symptoms, such as a dry cough, shortness of breath and fever. Viral conjunctivitis caused by other less serious viruses is very common, and it’s allergy season now and allergic conjunctivitis is common.

With thanks to the American Academy of Ophthalmology

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