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COVID-19 Linked to Potentially Dangerous Eye Abnormalities

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Researchers using MRI have found significant abnormalities in the eyes of some people with severe COVID-19, according to a study in Radiology.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected more than 100 million people since it began early in 2020. While the virus primarily attacks the lungs, it has been linked with eye abnormalities like conjunctivitis and retinopathy. Eye abnormalities visible on MRI exams have been reported but there is limited research on the nature and frequency of these abnormalities.

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