To detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the retina, the team conducted real-time reverse polymerase chain reaction and immunological methods.
'Diabetic Retinopathy' is one such condition wherein abnormally high blood glucose or blood sugar levels cause slow, progressive and long-standing damage to the eyes.
For the study, the research team looked for traces of traumatic events in the eyes of patients who were suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder by measuring the pupil of the eye.
While adults have a fair sense of taking the necessary precautions to reduce the risk of getting infections, children have a lower immunity compared to adults.
The medication toxicity could masquerade as other known retinal conditions, such as age-related macular degeneration or pattern dystrophy.
The study by Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, covered 1,000 Indian adults and 300 ophthalmologists across top 10 Indian cities.
The app named CRADLE - ComputeR Assisted Detector LEukocoia - searched for traces of abnormal reflections from the retina.
The research was conducted with patients suffering from retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that results in poor vision.
Dry, itchy eyes are a common problem in the winter due to low humidity.