With the recent increase in dengue cases it is important to be aware of its effect on the eye. The dengue virus can cause various eye manifestations including subconjunctival haemorrhage, macular chorioretinitis, macular oedema, dengue related optic neuritis, retinal haemorrhage, vitritis, and anterior uveitis.
Subconjunctival haemorrhage is a small bleed behind the conjunctiva. The conjunctiva is a mucous membrane that covers the eye and the eyelids. The small blood vessels within the conjunctiva may break spontaneously or from injury causing a red area on the sclera resulting in sub conjunctival haemorrhage.
Macular oedema is when the macula, the region of the retina responsible for central vision, expands or thickens. Whereas macular chorioretinitis is an infection of the choroid and the retina of the eye. The choroid is a layer between the retina (the seeing part of the eye) and sclera (the tough outer layer that surrounds the eye).
Dengue Related Optic Neuritis is inflammation of the optic nerve resulting in vision blur. Meanwhile, retinal hemorrhage is when there is bleeding into the retina that is the light-sensitive layer at the back of the eye.
Anterior uveitis is the inflammation of the eye’s middle layer. Similarly, vitritis is known as the inflammation of the vitreous which is the jelly in the back of the eye.
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