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COVID-19 Intelligence Report: Ophthalmology

May 18, 2020

Title: The Ocular Surface, Coronaviruses and COVID-19

Publisher: Clinical and Experimental Optometry

Publication Date: May 13, 2020

URL: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cxo.13088

Key Takeaway:  Literature review analyzing animal and human studies. The evidence suggests coronaviruses are unlikely to bind to ocular surface cells to initiate infection. Additionally, hypotheses that the virus could travel from the nasopharynx or through the conjunctival capillaries to the ocular surface during infection are probably incorrect.

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