Ophthalmologists anticipate virtual learning will drive increase in eye strain
To prepare students and their families for the new school year, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing a back-to-online school checklist to help prevent digital eye strain.
Pearls to educate patients about ocular telemedicine options
COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating cultural paradigm shift for medical professionals
Amid pandemic, friendly bugs can help protect the eye from infection
Researchers note that more study of conjunctivitis is needed in patients with COVID-19
Study: Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients may have left viral material on surfaces of exam room
A team of Turkish investigators detected COVID-19 viral material on the environmental surfaces of an ophthalmology examination room despite triage systems to exclude patients with the virus.
“It took a pandemic to get me to reprioritize my life”
An ophthalmologist details how the COVID-19 crisis has helped him focus on essentials
How one surgeon is integrating recent retina advances in COVID-19 (ASRS 2020)
S.K. Steven Houston III, MD, discusses retina innovations in use in his practice, including the NGENUITY 1.4 upgrade from Alcon, and adapting to ever-changing operating room spacing and set-up in the COVID-19 environment
Undercutting severe COVID-19 with inhaled interferon beta
An inhaled formulation of interferon beta, significantly decreased the chances of hospitalized patients developing severe COVID-19 compared to placebo.
Ocular trauma in the COVID-19 era
According to a study presented at the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma conference, patients are experiencing domestic injuries, delaying care, traveling for care, and have less insurance.
COVID-19: HHS extends public health emergency declaration
The Department of Health and Human Services recently extended the national public health emergency declared for the COVID-19 pandemic, thereby extending payment and regulatory flexibilities. Amid the pandemic, ophthalmologists continue to adapt to practicing in the era of COVID-19.
COVID-19 and suicide in the US
The COVID-19 global pandemic continues to have an impact on ophthalmologists, their practices and daily life. For patients, there can be additional pressures that are concerning.
Clearing hurdles to large scale telemedicine adoption
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to develop technologies to keep patients and staff safe, while treating the diseases of the eye
Study finds millions of Americans to lose health insurance by end of 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic
About 10.1 million people could lose employer-based insurance coverage this year as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Neutralizing antibodies may suppress COVID-19 virus
Columbia University researchers have successfully isolated antibodies from severely ill, ventilated patients who recovered from COVID-19.
Pearls for managing COVID-19 pandemic north of the border
Canadian ophthalmologists receive updates on best practices amid coronavirus outbreak
COVID-19: Vaccine shows positive response in early trial
A potential coronavirus vaccine has produced a promising immune response in a large, early-stage human trial.
The eyes offer conjunctival clue to COVID-19
A patient's vision loss leads to another diagnosis
COVID-19: Vaccine study finds robust response by participants
According to an interim analysis, the phase 1 trial of the messenger RNA (mRNA)-1273 vaccine conducted by Moderna is showing promising results.
Hyperglycemia predicts death in COVID-19 patients
A new study from China found that about half of the patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are hyperglycemic.
COVID-19: Let the sun shine … maybe
A new recommendation by six medical societies touts adherence to meeting the daily recommended dose of vitamin D.
AAO 2020 going virtual
The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is taking its annual meeting virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19: Smart thermometer shows real-time changes in fever levels
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a smart thermometer has become a valuable tool in detecting coronavirus hotspots.
COVID-19 mutations: A more efficient virus
While the spikes that are characteristic of COVID-19 are well-documented, researchers have detected a subtle change from the onset of the pandemic in January to May, when the virus ultimately engulfed New York City.
Researchers identify pink eye as possible primary symptom of COVID-19
A team of researchers at the University of Alberta believe a case of pink eye is now a reason to be tested for COVID-19.
COVID-19: American College of Physicians offers recommendations to keep pandemic flexibilities
In letters to several major health insurers and health insurance associations in the United States, the American College of Physicians suggested recommendations about how to keep the new COVID-19 flexibilities in place after the period of the public health emergency has ended.
The continuing adjustments in the COVID-19 landscape
In the ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global population must refocus daily to remain tuned in to the latest understandings about the virus. Some of the most important observations involve new ways in which the virus affects patients.
COVID-19: PPE shortages could linger through summer
While ophthalmologists and their staffs continue to face challenges with the availability of proper personal protective equipment amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an internal Federal Emergency Management Agency slideshow detailed that N95 masks may have to be reused into October.
CDC offers interim recommendations on COVID-19 spread
Information about the COVID-19 virus changes rapidly as scientists learn more about its behavior.
ASRS Annual Meeting going virtual
In a statement, the organization said the 2020 ASRS Annual Meeting, scheduled July 24-28 in Seattle, cannot occur in person as planned.
COVID-19: How Orbis International is managing operations
COVID-19: Companies offering new technology to connect physicians with patients
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.
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