The doctor spoke about the serious consequences of COVID-19 for the eyes

Doctor Shangicheva: patients who have undergone coronavirus often have vision impairments vision. Irina Shangicheva, head of the ophthalmology department of the Rostov-on-Don city emergency hospital, spoke about this in an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

According to her, those who have had COVID-19 may experience such symptoms like puffiness of the optic nerve, spasms of the eye muscles and inflammation of the retina. “Thrombosis of small vessels leads to phlegmons, necrosis, abscesses around the orbit,” the specialist explained.

The ophthalmologist called these consequences formidable and recommended by all means to avoid contracting coronavirus, in particular, to actively vaccinate and take the necessary precautions.

At the same time, Shangicheva noted that the relationship of coronavirus with eye health is still being studied, but some conclusions can already be drawn.

On November 27, the chief physician of the Alekseev Psychiatric Clinical Hospital No. 1 Georgy Kostyuk warned about panic attacks and “covid fog” after the postponed coronavirus. The doctor noted that anxiety-depressive disorders and panic attacks are more likely to affect middle-aged people.