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Evaluation of the relationship between ocular surface symptoms and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in COVID-19 patients [Zeynep Kamil Med J]
Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2021; 52(4): 188-192 | DOI: 10.14744/zkmj.2021.59489

Evaluation of the relationship between ocular surface symptoms and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in COVID-19 patients

Betül Önal Günay1, Ahmet Kalkışım1, Cenap Mahmut Esenülkü1, Gökhan Çelik2
1Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences, Turkey. Trabzon Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon, Turkey
2Department of Ophthalmology, University of Health Sciences, Turkey. Zeynep Kamil Maternity and Children’s Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

INTRODUCTION: This study aims to evaluate ocular surface symptoms and their association with platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio (PLR) in patients who were clinically confirmed with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) using Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire.
METHODS: Thirty-five COVID-19 hospitalized patients were included in the study. All patients had positive severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction test results of nasopharyngeal and throat swab specimens as well as positive findings on computed tomography consistent with COVID-19. Ocular and medical histories were obtained from patients. Laboratory findings were noted. OSDI questionnaire was used to evaluate ocular surface symptoms.
RESULTS: There were 20 females (57.1%) and 15 males (42.9%) with a mean age 40.5 (95% CI: 35.8–45.2) years in the study. The mean OSDI scores were 12.6 (95% CI: 7.8–17.5). OSDI scores were significantly correlated with PLR (r=−0.516, p=0.028).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Ocular surface problem is likely to occur in COVID-19 patients even in the absence of apparent ocular surface findings. PLR may have a relevance to ocular surface symptoms in COVID-19 patients.

Keywords: COVID-19, dry eye, ocular surface disease index, ocular surface, symptoms.

Betül Önal Günay, Ahmet Kalkışım, Cenap Mahmut Esenülkü, Gökhan Çelik. Evaluation of the relationship between ocular surface symptoms and platelet-to-lymphocyte ratio in COVID-19 patients. Zeynep Kamil Med J. 2021; 52(4): 188-192

Corresponding Author: Betül Önal Günay, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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