When Dr. Ian Crozier was released from Emory University Hospital in October, weeks after he was infected by the Ebola virus in Sierra Leone, there was no sign of the deadly pathogen in his blood.
But in December, the American physician returned to Emory with inflammation and elevated blood pressure in one eye. Fluid drained from the eye contained the Ebola virus.
Similar eye health problems have been reported in West Africa among the more than 16,000 survivors of the largest Ebola outbreak in history, but doctors don't know why. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute are among those who plan to find out.
A research partnership between U.S. and Liberian...