Report: Nurses treating patients with COVID-19 developed eye cysts

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Nurses caring for critically ill patients in COVID-19 intensive-care wards in France developed eye problems while using eye protection, according to Reuters, citing a new French report.

“Three nurses complained about the onset of painless eyelid swelling and tearing almost at the same moment,” said Dr Megarbane, head of the department of critical care, in the report. 

“Nurses spent hours in the rooms where the patients were admitted and were mechanically ventilated while wearing masks, eye protection, long-sleeved disposable gowns, aprons, goggles and gloves,” he told Reuters Health by email.

The report reminded healthcare workers that disinfects may cause irritation.

Read the full report here.

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