COVID-19 emergency in the cruise’s ship: a case report of conjunctivitis

doi: 10.7417/CT.2020.2212

  • M. Salducci Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, Department of Sense Organs, Medical Clinical in Forensic Ophtalmology, Sapienza University – Hospital Umberto I^, Rome, Italy
  • G. La Torre Department of Public Health and Infectious diseases, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Little is known about the Covid-19 transmission through ocular tissue, and more research needs to be carried out in order to confirm its ability to infect ocular tissue and its pathogenic mechanisms. Covid-19 may be detected in the tears and conjunctival secretions in novel coronavirus pneumonia patients with conjunctivitis.

This case report shows a severe viral conjunctivitis in a patient diagnosed with Covid-19   on the Diamond Princess ship, characterized by both red, irritated and swollen eyes, with transparent serous secretions, conjunctival chemosis, pseudomembranes of fibrin and inflammatory cells on the tarsal conjunctiva accompanied by preauricular lymph nodes and enlarged submaxillaries

How to Cite
SALDUCCI, M.; LA TORRE, G.. COVID-19 emergency in the cruise’s ship: a case report of conjunctivitis. La Clinica Terapeutica, [S.l.], v. 171, n. 3, p. e189 - e191, apr. 2020. ISSN 1972-6007. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 27 may 2020.
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