Immunologist explains coronavirus complications on hearing and vision

Immunologist explains coronavirus complications on hearing and vision

Coronavirus affects the most vulnerable organs, including the brain. Therefore, complications from the disease can affect hearing and vision.

“The coronavirus damages the body in very many ways, from the transport of oxygen by the blood to the blood vessels and nerves in almost all organs. Where the virus finds the weakest place in the body, that’s where it strikes,” said the specialist, adding that in this case, the severity of complications will depend on the body of the individual patient.

The doctor reminded that the medicine knows cases when not only hearing is damaged, but false sounds appear as well. Besides, after COVID-19 sensitivity of body tissues can be impaired. This is manifested in the form of burning, tingling and “creeping goosebumps”. Zhemchugov didn’t rule out eye complications, up to blindness. In this case, the expert believes, it is necessary to take into account the previous traumas and diseases of the patient.

Previously, British doctors recorded cortical blindness as one of the complications of coronavirus. Despite the fact that the patient’s pupils reacted normally to light, she lost her vision completely. During treatment, it was partially restored – the woman began to distinguish the shapes and colors of objects. However, the abnormalities remained serious.