Study suggests the eye as a point of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Investigators at Mount Sinai report that ocular cells may be infected directly by the virus, with the limbus especially susceptible.
Shedding light on ocular findings in COVID-19 patients
According to investigators, understanding the ocular manifestations in patients with COVID-19 could ultimately help with the diagnosis and prevent transmission.
Navigating the COVID-19 pandemic with ophthalmic patients in the hospital setting
New operating procedures ensure eye clinics can operate safely amid virus.
Editorial: Ophthalmology during COVID-19
A residency applicant shares his perspective on the pandemic’s impact.
Refractive surgeons report boost in patient interest during the COVID-19 era
Patients are serious about procedure and ready to move forward.
CDC notes that surface COVID-19 transmission is rare
In an update, the CDC noted that the chances of an individual contracting COVID-19 from surface transmission is low.
Managing neovascular retinal disease in COVID-19 era requires careful approach
Minimizing clinic visits, maximizing use of imaging modalities are key.
Mask up ... and dry out?
Cynthia Matossian, MD, FACS, ABES, explores the tie between mask wear and dry eye, causes behind a growing number of MGD cases, and offers mask safety tips for patient treatment.
COVID-19 impacts keratoconus patients waiting for corneal crosslinking
Researchers at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists offer guidance on the impact of treatment delays in crosslinking (CXL) amid COVID-19 on patients with keratoconus.
Patient perception of COVID-19: Too risky for seamless eye care
Patients who are at an increased risk for vision loss from lapses in care have frequently expressed concerns about the impact of the pandemic on their ability to receive timely care.
When it comes to COVID-19 vaccinations, where do the blind fit in?
The Lighthouse Guild is raising public awareness about the visually impaired, a group that has been passed over for early access to vaccinations.
Finnish researchers developing nasal COVID-19 vaccine
Investigators at Rokote Laboratories Finland Ltd. say they selected the nasal route of delivery because the virus is transmitted through the airways, and they claim that nasal administration may induce a wider immune response than intramuscular administration.
SARS-CoV-2 populates ocular surfaces in COVID-19 patients in Northern Italy
Investigators suggest that SARS-CoV-2 may diffuse from the ocular surfaces to the patient’s body, and use of a conjunctival swab may be another method of diagnosing the virus.
Probe of IRIS Registry data reveals pandemic's impact on ophthalmology patient care
Visits, elective procedures decreased as physicians responded to COVID-19 guidelines.
Ophthalmology residents retrained as palliative care extenders
Physicians step-up in emergency departments during COVID-19 surge.
Survey shows primary care is willing to distribute COVID-19 vaccines widely and equitably
According to a survey by the Larry A. Green Center, in collaboration with the Primary Care Collaborative (PCC) and 3rd Conversation, primary care offers assets, including experience and relationships with patients.
Preventing mask interference with visual field testing during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dealing with the COVID-19 virus affects everything to some degree, and investigators have found that mask wear can impact the accuracy of visual field tests.
Protection of eyes during prone positioning must be routinely monitored in ICU
Treatment of patients with COVID-19 should include ophthalmic considerations.
How AAOOP is taking the pandemic by the horns
Organization works to ensure clinical care and access for high-risk patients.
A light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel? Continued vigilance is mandatory
The American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, American Nurses Association issued a sobering reality check as COVID-19 deaths in the United States passed the grim 500,000 milestone.
Controlling glaucoma uncertainty as COVID-19 limitations continue
Arsham Sheybani, MD, offers insight on how his glaucoma patient management protocols have altered and the shift in subconjunctival surgery in light of the pandemic.
A potential new symptom of COVID-19: Eye nodules
According to a study, ocular nodules have been found in the posterior pole and outside of the macular region in COVID-19 patients.
Biophytis expands patient recruitment for part 2 of COVA Study in France, Belgium
Biophytis will begin recruiting patients in France and Belgium for the second part of the COVA Study analyzing its leading drug candidate as a potential treatment for acute respiratory failure linked to COVID-19.
Vaccination offers hope ... if we only take the chance.
Poll: Will you take the COVID-19 vaccination?
Calling all physicians — take this survey and let us know your thoughts on the COVID-19 vaccine.
Roche seeks FDA Emergency Use Authorization for SARS- CoV-2 Rapid Antigen Test
Rapid test allows healthcare professionals to make fast decisions at the point of care.
Glaucoma care after COVID-19: The Pan-American view
Results of a survey among ophthalmologists indicate that patients are receiving fewer examinations — with worsening glaucoma, says S. Fabian Lerner, MD, speaking at the Glaucoma 360 New Horizons Forum.
SARS-CoV-2 genomic RNA in corneal transplantation: Are corneal transplantations safe?
According to investigators, a lack of definitive knowledge about the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in corneal tissues has resulted in the recommendation to avoid using corneal tissue for transplantation when the tissue was obtained from donors with COVID-19 that had been confirmed or those who were exposed to COVID-19.
Eyecare professionals advise on cleaning, disinfection guidelines to promote safety
Organization shines spotlight on frontline heroes during ongoing COVID-19 battle.
Study: Sore eyes a common symptom in COVID-19 patients
Ocular symptoms in COVID-19 patients may be more common than previously thought — with sore eyes a significant sign of disease.
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