Is there a risk of ocular infection?

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In a publication by Wei Deng ( the authors state that  that there have been reports of HCP that were protected with the exception of the eyes but still got infected with the virus. Viral RNA of  SARS-CoV-2 has been detected in tears and conjunctival secretions. These findings could not be reproduced in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. The potential extra-respiratory transmissible routes of SARS-CoV-2 via ocular remained unclear. Whether ocular conjunctiva is one of the portals that SARS-CoV-2 enters the host needs to be further research by laboratory-confirmation for providing significant data to oversight and prevention in people. The bottom line: as long as it is unclear we should use protect our eyes from infection