Using these blood vessels, the study of 40 patients revealed a strong correlation between those who experienced long Covid and corneal nerve damage.
Going into detail – neurological symptoms appeared at weeks four and 12 out of a 22 week study for 55 percent of patients and a further 43 percent of patients in later weeks.
Expert Angie Wen, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology, cornea, cataract, and refractive surgery at New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai said: “COVID has affected so many parts of the body, it’s no surprise that it affects the eye.”
She went on to explain that this study provides more of an understanding for people who have experienced unexplained pain in the nervous system- for example in the spinal cord, brain, hands and feet.
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