Eye Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre
Susrut Eye Foundation & Research Centre


How can the coronavirus affect your eyes?

The coronavirus can spread through the eyes, just as it does through the mouth or nose. When someone who has coronavirus coughs, sneezes, or talks, virus particles can spray from their mouth or nose onto your face. You are likely to breathe these tiny droplets in through your mouth or nose. But the droplets can also enter your body through your eyes. You can also become infected by touching your eyes after touching something that has the virus on it.

It might be possible for coronavirus to cause a pink eye infection (conjunctivitis), but this is rare. If you have pink eye, don’t panic. Simply call your ophthalmologist to let them know and follow their instructions for care. Keep in mind that whether pink eye is caused by a virus or bacteria, it can spread if someone touches that sticky or runny discharge from the eyes, or touches objects contaminated by the discharge. Wash and sanitize your hands frequently, and do not share towels, cups or utensils with others.

Protect your eyes and health during COVID-19

Our eyes might play an important role in the spread and prevention of the new coronavirus outbreak seen throughout the world.

For this reason, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare advises that you do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean. It is the mucous membranes (membranes that line the various cavities in the body) that are most susceptible to transmission of the virus.

Welcome to Susrut Private Clinics


Susrut has opened two private clinics at Salt Lake and Berhampur specially keeping in mind this CoViD situations. Social distancing and other precautionary measure are being well taken care of.


Salt Lake

HB-36/A/2, Sec.-III, Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700106
Ph. – +91 33 4050 6500


25/1, Kalikapur Road, Berhampore – 742101
Ph – +91 3482 274 970

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