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This Omicron Variant Symptom Is an Early Warning of COVID-19 Infection

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Could your eyes signal a COVID-19 infection from the omicron variant?

The news: Dr. Nina Aslam, a general practitioner who works for Goldeneye Eye Care in the United Kingdom, told The Express that an early indicator of the omicron variant can appear in the eye.

She said conjunctivitis — or pinkeye — is an inflammation of the thin membrane that lines your eyelids.

  • “Cell receptors by which Covid variants enter the body are present in the eye,” she said.
  • “The virus penetrates the body by tricking the receptors for the Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE-2) into thinking ...