Table 2

Corneal esthesiometry values in accordance with the presence of ocular signs and symptoms, as stratified by the nasopharyngeal PCR status

Negative naso PCR (n=101)
Presence of ocular changesP value
NoYes
Red eye
 Right5.45 (0.81)5.25 (0.93)0.287
 Left5.67 (0.63)5.42 (0.74)0.100
Tearing
 Right5.53 (0.79)5.16 (0.89)0.050
 Left5.67 (0.62)5.48 (0.73)0.178
Eye discharge
 Right5.38 (0.86)5.43 (0.81)0.833
 Left5.57 (0.69)5.75 (0.44)0.340
Itchy eyes
 Right5.45 (0.88)5.31 (0.80)0.421
 Left5.66 (0.63)5.52 (0.69)0.286
Foreign body sensation
 Right5.34 (0.87)5.64 (0.70)0.183
 Left5.58 (0.69)5.70 (0.47)0.491
Follicular conjunctivitis
 Right5.41 (0.87)5.34 (0.81)0.702
 Left5.53 (0.70)5.72 (0.56)0.184
Positive naso PCR (n=101)
Presence of ocular changesP value
NoYes
Red eye
 Right5.51 (0.85)5.26 (0.93)0.261
 Left5.62 (0.66)5.10 (0.87)0.005
Tearing
 Right5.51 (0.84)5.36 (0.93)0.414
 Left5.64 (0.57)5.27 (0.94)0.014
Eye discharge
 Right5.47 (0.87)5.33 (0.86)0.634
 Left5.53 (0.71)5.44 (0.88)0.731
Itchy eyes
 Right5.53 (0.81)5.24 (1.01)0.134
 Left5.65 (0.55)5.12 (1.01)0.011
Foreign body sensation
 Right5.47 (0.87)5.42 (0.85)0.865
 Left5.56 (0.71)5.28 (0.82)0.187
Follicular conjunctivitis
 Right5.52 (0.89)5.33 (0.80)0.322
 Left5.59 (0.75)5.40 (0.68)0.213
  • Data are presented as means (SD).

  • naso PCR, nasopharyngeal PCR.