Connect with us


COVID-19 May Lead to Eye Abnormalities, Study Finds

Nodules were found at the back of the eye in some patients.




Researchers have identified a possible link between COVID-19 and abnormal findings of the eyeball.

Nodules at the back of the eye were discovered in some patients via MRI, Healthline reports.

The study, published in the journal Radiology, involved 129 French COVID-19 patients. Nine of them turned out to have the nodules.

All but one of the patients with nodules had been in the ICU due to the coronavirus, according to Healthline.

The investigators believe the abnormalities “could be related to inflammation triggered by the virus and inadequate drainage of the veins around the eyes,” Healthline reports. The poor drainage would be due to lying prone for extended periods.

Dr. Augustin Lecler, the study’s lead author, told the findings were a surprise.


“Rapidly, we found these intriguing nodules of the posterior pole of the globe which were visible only in the most severe patients: those placed in the prone position, intubated on high-flow supplemental oxygen, and sedated,” he was quoted saying.

The long-term effects of the nodules have not yet been determined. And notes that there’s no proof yet that the nodules were caused by COVID-19.




The Best Overall Progressive Lens, Now Powered by AI

Engineered with Behavioral Artificial Intelligence and utilizing new XR-motion™ technology, Varilux XR series goes beyond prescription and eye physiology to consider the patient’s visual behavior and design a progressive lens that respects how
their eyes naturally move.

Varilux XR series comes in two versions, Varilux® XR design and Varilux® XR track. The Varilux XR track lens provides an additional level of personalization by incorporating the exclusive Near Vision Behavior Measurement, providing up to 25% more near vision width3 according to the patient’s need, so patients get the highest level of customization.

Discover Varilux XR series and enjoy instantly sharp vision in motion4 and seamless transitions from near to far.

For more information, visit here.

Promoted Headlines





Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.



Most Popular