Table 4

Clinical data of SARS-CoV-2 infected on the ocular surface

No.Reference detailPatients, n (confirmed/suspect)Patients with viral conjunctivitis (n)SARS-CoV-2 RNA tested in tears and/or conjunctival secretionsConjunctival swabs sampling time (after the onset of SARS-CoV-2 infection)
1Zhou et al2367 (64/3)12 Cases probable positive (negative for the patients with conjunctivitis)NA
2Zhang et al67102 (72/30)21 Case positiveDay 3 for CoV positive
3Xia et al6630 (30/0)11 Case positiveDays 2 and 5 (sampled twice for the same patient)
4Wu et al6838 (38/0)122 Cases positiveNA
5Chen et al161 (1/0)11 Case positiveDays 13, 14 and 17 for CoV positive, Day 19 for CoV negative
6Cheema et al701 (1/0)11 Case weakly positiveSampled on Day 5, tested on Day 7
7Xie et al6933 (33/0)02 Cases strong positive1 Case on Day 4, 1 case on Day 5
8Li et al732 (2/0)21 Case positive1 Case (positive) on Day 1, 1 case on Day 4
  • SARS-CoV2, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2.