Accelerated progression of diabetic retinopathy following severe COVID-19 infection

Clayton E. Lyons, Ivy Zhu, Manjot K. Gill*

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Abstract

Purpose: The impact of SARS-CoV-2 infection on pre-existing retinal pathology is currently unknown. Observations: We present a unique case of rapidly progressing diabetic retinopathy (DR) following severe COVID-19 infection requiring supplemental oxygen and subsequent long-COVID. Conclusions and importance: Following infection with SARS-CoV-2, the associated acute and possible long-term hypoxia has the potential to affect the retina and accelerate the natural course of diabetic retinopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number101911
JournalAmerican Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports
Volume32
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Hypoxia
  • Long-COVID
  • Retina

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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