For graduates and residents, the spring of 2020 promised to be a special time as they took the next step in their careers in ophthalmology in the “Year of the Eye.” It has turned out to be memorable for different reasons.
In a statement, the organization said the 2020 ASRS Annual Meeting, scheduled July 24-28 in Seattle, cannot occur in person as planned.
In the months since social distancing and stay-at-home orders became the norm, many ophthalmologists have conducted visits with patients through telemedicine—providing ophthalmic care using the internet and telecommunications technology.
With patient confidence and safety concerns increasing amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the trend toward performing procedures in an ambulatory surgery center could be hastened for ophthalmologists.
Guidance from the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Outpatient Ophthalmic Surgery Society for reopening ambulatory surgery centers.
Nearly two months after the American Academy of Ophthalmology issued a practice guidance urging ophthalmologists to cease providing “any treatment other than urgent or emergent care,” the
As facilities find masks and personal protective equipment in short supply, hospitals and practices must decide what is appropriate PPE for ophthalmologists performing ophthalmic examinations, particularly when it comes to masks and goggles.
Ophthalmologists nationwide are adapting the way they manage their practices, instituting changes to ensure patient and staff safety.
Recommendations and guidance for ophthalmologists regarding COVID-19 are evolving quickly, and updates frequently change from day by day.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to escalate in the United States and across the globe, companies have announced a series of initiatives, programs, and products designed to support customers, ophthalmologists and patients.