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Ocular Findings and Viral Persistence in Ocular Fluids in COVID-19 Survivors, a Natural History, Observational Study

COVID-19 and the Link with Changes in the Eyes

A doctor wearing a mask zoomed into her eyes with COVID-19 cells surrounding them

Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) seek volunteers to participate in a research study examining for possible changes in the eyes that might have occurred occur as a result of COVID-19 infection. Researchers want to learn how many people experience these eyesight changes and where in the eye they occurred.

You can participate if you:

  • Are 18 years old and older
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 infection and have recovered
  • Do not currently have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infection

About the study:

  • Participants will have one or more study visits.
  • During these visits you will have:
    • A medical history and a physical exam
    • An eye exam
    • Pictures taken of the retina

NIH Clinical Center, America's Research Hospital, In Bethesda, Maryland. Accessible on the Metro red line (Medical Center stop).

For more information:
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment
800-877-8339 TTY / ASCII
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 000078-EI

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
National Eye Institute (NEI)

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This page last updated on 10/21/2021

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