Foteinos Styllas1, Fani Akritidou2,3, George Katsaras4,5, Suzan Sirak3, Theodora Papamitsou6*
1Department of Ophthalmology, General Hospital of Serres, Greece
2Department of Ophthalmology, General Hospital of Pella-Hospital Unit of Edessa, Greece
3Department of Medicine, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
4Department of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
5Department of Pediatric, General Hospital of Pella-Hospital Unit of Edessa, Greece
6Department of Histology-Embryology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
In December 2019, the novel coronavirus 2019-nCoV emerged from Wuhan, China and rapidly spread worldwide, causing thousands of deaths due to severe acute respiratory syndrome. In the past, another SARS coronavirus, the SARS-CoV, caused severe and even fatal respiratory illness as well. Ocular involvement has been reported for both these viruses. This review aims to highlight similarities and differences between these coronaviruses, focusing mainly on ocular findings. We wish that this article will lead to further analysis of the continuously emerging new data.
Covid-19; Covid; Corona Virus; Coronavirus disease 2019
Styllas F, Akritidou F, Katsaras G, Sirak S, Papamitsou T. Comparison of Ocular Findings between SARS and Covid-19. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020;3(4):1097.