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Clinical Profile of Covid-19 Patients Presenting with Uveitis – A Short Case Series

Salam Iriqat1*, Qusai Yousef1 and Suheir Ereqat2
1Ocular Inflammatory Disease Department, St John Eye Hospital, East Jerusalem, Palestine
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Quds University, East Jerusalem, Palestine

Citation: Iriqat S, Yousef Q, Ereqat S (2021) Clinical Profile of Covid-19 Patients Presenting with Uveitis – A Short Case Series. SciTech Central COVID-19.

Received: September 08, 2021         Accepted: September 13, 2021         Published: September 13, 2021


Purpose: To present the clinical features of anterior, intermediate and posterior uveitis in patients with COVID-19 and to increase the awareness of the treating physicians to refer patients with COVID-19 who have eye symptoms for ophthalmic exam, in order to diagnose as early as possible and prevent vision-threatening complications.
Methods: Retrospective observational case reports.
Results: We report three cases of COVID-19 patients who developed uveitis during or after the course of their sickness with COVID-19. All patients underwent a detailed eye examination, relevant history and investigations did not prove any other cause of uveitis.
Conclusion: This report presents novel data on the course of subjects with uveitis during the COVID-19 pandemic. Intermediate and posterior uveitis warrant further evaluation with differential diagnosis supported by laboratory tests due to the association with systemic diseases and risk of permanent vision loss. Iridocyclitis, intermediate, and posterior uveitis treatment should be guided by ophthalmologists, particularly uveitis specialists, when possible.
Keywords: SARS-CoV-2, Uveitis, COVID-19