Medical Reports & Case Studies

ISSN - 2572-5130

Guido Barosco

Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, Eye Clinic, University of Verona, Verona, Italy


  • Mini Review   
    Primary Angle Closure During Hospitalization for Corona virus Disease-19 (COVID-19): A Likely Event
    Author(s): Guido Barosco*, Roberta Morbio, Francesca Chemello, Roberto Tosi and Giorgio Marchini

    This short review evaluates how the therapeutic interventions for Coronavirus Disease-19 (COVID-19) could lead to the development of an Acute Primary Angle Closure (APAC) and Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG). The 2 recent reports share some important features related to the settings of the pathological ophthalmic conditions. Patients’ severe clinical conditions and prolonged systemic therapies could mask their symptoms and delay the diagnosis. Recognition of early signs of Primary Angle Closure (PAC) is crucial to averting its progression to PACG. It is therefore necessary to warn anesthesiologists and intensivist doctors to be aware of the ophthalmic risks of the general therapy against the COVID-19 in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in order to promptly detect signs and symptoms on an Acute Primary Angle Closure (APAC)... View More»

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