Indian researchers want to have found that the infection rate with Covid-19 is lower by a third among people who wear glasses. Explanation: The glasses keep people from touching their eyes. Last summer, 223 Indians and 81 Indian women were examined in a north Indian hospital for two weeks: 19 percent of them were wearing glasses.
The risk of infection was two to three times lower for those who wear glasses than for those who did not wear glasses.
The Times’s reporting remains open as to how the scientists identified the eye as the entry channel for the coronavirus.
Covid-19 cases of illness are also documented in Austria in which people have contracted Covid-19 through the eyes via smear infection (indirect transmission of pathogens through touching an object) or via aerosols (tiny droplets in the air).
In general, the coronavirus can also attack the eyes: If an infection occurs through the eyes, inflammation of the conjunctiva (conjunctivitis) can occur in parallel to Covid-19. In addition, a study was recently published that showed significant eye anomalies in people who were seriously ill with Covid-19. In seven percent of 129 patients examined, an MRI showed an abnormality of the eyeball: one or more nodules at the back of the eyeball.