Frequency of Eye Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Doi: 10.36351/pjo.v39i3.1500


  • Nida Armoghan Khan
  • Fahmina Nazir
  • Muhammad Awais Tahir
  • Hafiz Muhammad Jahan Zaib
  • Sadia Nazir



We present frequency of ocular symptoms in COVID-19 patients in Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad. A total of 333 admitted patients with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection were included. Patients were enquired and examined for any ocular symptoms that developed along with COVID-19. The results were stratified by sex, age, comorbidities, High Resolution CT (HRCT) and condition of conjunctiva. Data was analyzed using SPSS Chi square test was performed to measure the p value of the reported eye symptoms. Out of the 333, 81 subjects fulfilled the inclusion criteria. Forty-six patients (56%) were females and 52 patients out of 81 (64.2%) reported redness of conjunctiva. A positive relationship between the COVID-19 and the frequency of eye symptoms was observed with p value of 0.001. A weak positive correlation between HRCT and conjunctiva was found through bivariate analysis (0.132).




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Khan NA, Nazir F, Tahir MA, Muhammad Jahan Zaib H, Nazir S. Frequency of Eye Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital: Doi: 10.36351/pjo.v39i3.1500. pak J Ophthalmol [Internet]. 2023 Jun. 30 [cited 2023 Sep. 27];39(3). Available from:



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