The COVID-19 Pandemic from an Ophthalmologist's Perspective

Daniela Bacherini*, Ilaria Biagini, Chiara Lenzetti, Gianni Virgili, Stanislao Rizzo, Fabrizio Giansanti

*Corresponding author for this work

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The current coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly spreading around the world. The first doctor to report this new disease was an ophthalmologist: this exemplifies the role of ophthalmologists in an infectious disease pandemic. Here we review how severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) affects the eye and discuss implications for ophthalmologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in molecular medicine
Issue number6
Early online date06 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2020
Externally publishedYes

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  • conjunctivitis
  • COVID-19
  • ophthalmologist

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology


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