Russian Epidemiologist calls for research into case of blindness caused by COVID-19

Russian Epidemiologist calls for research into case of blindness caused by COVID-19
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A recent case seen by UK doctors of an individual experiencing persistent blindness due to coronavirus-related complications is so far an isolated one, although further research will be required, Natalya Pshenichnaya, an epidemiologist at Russia's consumer watchdog Rospotrebnadzor said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Physicians in the United Kingdom published their findings in the Cureus journal on 19 January. They described a 54-year-old woman who experienced persistent cortical blindness after undergoing intensive care treatment for posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and severe COVID-19 symptoms.

"An almost isolated case of cortical blindness was recently outlined by British doctors. Since this case, at least for now, is unique, it is impossible to draw any conclusions about the causal connection of this symptom with COVID-19", Pshenichnaya said.

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