Research progress in the ocular tropism of respiratory viruses

Authors: Tao Qingqin,  Li Xiaorong,  Zhang Xiaomin

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2020.03.017
Published 2020-03-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2020,38(03): 250-253.

Abstract

There are about 200 kinds of respiratory viruses that can infect human.Some viruses can not only enter the human body through respiratory tract to cause infection, but also can cause eye infectious diseases first through eye surface contact, followed by respiratory tissue infection.Some infection of respiratory tract virus can also lead to eye complications.This article introduced the possible mechanism of respiratory viruses infecting respiratory tissue through the eyes, and respiratory viruses that can cause ocular infection or eye complications after infection, so as to provided a reference for preventing the transmission and infection of respiratory virus in the eyes.

Key words:

Respiratory viruses; Infection, ocular; Tropism; Mechanism

Contributor Information

Tao Qingqin
Tianjin International Joint Research Center of Ophthalmology and Vision Science, Tianjin Key Laboratory of Retinal Fuctions and Diseases, Eye Institute and School of Optometry, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin 300384, China
Li Xiaorong
Zhang Xiaomin
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