Table 1

Data showing different ocular symptoms before and during COVID-19 in confirmed cases. Bonferroni correction was applied

Pre-COVID-19 (n=83)
(n=yes (%))
Confirmed COVID-19 (n=83)
(n=yes (%))
McNemar’s paired test
P value
Dry eye (ns)19 (23)12 (14)0.08
Watery eyes (ns)6 (7)10 (12)0.28
Mucous discharge (ns)2 (2)3 (4)0.41
Changes in the eyelids (ns)4 (2)0 (0.0)0.13
Gritty eyes (ns)3 (4)4 (5)0.65
Sore eyes (s)4 (5)13 (16)0.002*
Itchy eyes (ns)12 (14)14 (17)0.65
Foreign body sensation (ns)2 (2)4 (5)0.31
Photophobia (ns)11 (13)15 (18)0.31
  • *significant value

  • ns, not significant; s, significant.