Have you been diagnosed with Covid-19?
Covid-19 is more serious than the influenza virus because it is far more contagious thus there are many more patients needing hospital admission at the same time.
COVID and the eye - CAN IT AFFECT THE EYES?
Abut 1% of patients infected with coronavirus, present with conjunctivitis
Cerebral Venous Thrombosis occurs rarely, presenting with pain, redness, decreased vision and bulging of the eye.
CLEANING methods can also exacerbate symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis and dry eye disease.
On 7 February 2020, 34 year old Ophthalmologist, Dr Li Wenliang, succumbed to the Covid-19 infection. He was one of the first whistleblowers of the disease in late December. As a result of his WeChat alert messages, initially to family and friends, and then forwarded on, many people in China were made aware of the small number of cases
On 7 February 2020, 34 year old Ophthalmologist, Dr Li Wenliang, succumbed to the Covid-19 infection. He was one of the first whistleblowers of the disease in late December. As a result of his WeChat alert messages, initially to family and friends, and then forwarded on, many people in China were made aware of the small number of cases already occurring that looked very similar to SARS. His intention was to warn colleagues on the frontline after receiving a closed group message from a colleague, Ai Fen, about positive SARS test. She has been nicknamed the Whistle-giver in the Chinese People magazine, which was subsequently censored by the Chinese government.
He was punished by police for “spreading rumours”, and was awaiting further disciplinary action at his hospital, Central Hospital of Wuhan, when he fell ill. He knew of a patient he treated on 8 January 2020 who was then diagnosed with the new coronavirus. He fell ill on 12 January 2020, and PCR testing confirmed he had the same virus. His condition deteriorated and in an interview on 30 January, he confirmed he was receiving antibiotic, antiviral and globulin therapy as well as requiring supplemental oxygen in order to breathe. Until 28 January, he was ill but also anxious about the legal action taken against him – he did not want to take cause any trouble with the police but was more worried that his medical license may be revoked.
When asked about the “whistle-blower” title he had been given, he humbly responded that he did not deserve such a designation. His wish if he survived, was to return to the frontline to aid in the spreading epidemic – he did not want to be a deserter.
On 2 April 2020, the Chinese government awardee Li Wenliang the status of martyr. We are honoured that this noble, humble doctor, shares our profession. He reminds us that we are doctors first regardless of speciality – his whistle-blowing effects saved many more lives.
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