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Uncommon presentation of COVID-19 in ophthalmology: a case report


Introduction: The COVID-19 pandemic is well known for its clinical respiratory symptoms. Currently, the medical literature describing the neuro-ophthalmologic manifestations of COVID-19 is gradually emerging. We hereby report a case with an uncommon presentation of COVID-19 in a patient.

Case Report: A 19-year-old man presented with ptosis and limited left eye movement in his left eye followed by other neurological manifestations, without classical respiratory manifestations. Brain imaging and nasopharyngeal PCR suggest COVID-19 encephalitis.

Conclusion: This experience confirms that COVID-19 infections can be present despite the absence of significant respiratory symptoms mimicry to other symptoms. Therefore, physicians should consider the possibility of COVID-19 infections, and time management may lead to a better outcome.


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How to Cite

Kuswidyati, C., Andre, & Chrishalim, K. (2022). Uncommon presentation of COVID-19 in ophthalmology: a case report. Bali Medical Journal, 11(1), 189–191.




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