COVID-19

AMA supports House plan to ease Medicare loan repayment terms

The American Medical Association is expressing its support for provisions in proposed Continuing Resolution legislation in Congress that could offer relief to financially strapped physician practices.

Pearls for practicing in the COVID-19 era

Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) Ambassadors webinar provides platform for idea-sharing by ophthalmologists

Eliminating risk of endophthalmitis during intravitreal injections for patients wearing masks

Investigators from Tel Aviv, Israel, cautioned this week that patients who wear face masks during the administration of intravitreal injections could be at a higher risk for the development of endophthalmitis.

PPE packs helping ophthalmologists restore patient confidence amid COVID-19

September 19, 2020

In an effort to help ophthalmologists bring patients back to the office, a global ophthalmic medical device manufacturer has unveiled a line of patient personal protection equipment packs.

COVID-19: UK studies find gastrointestinal symptoms common in children

September 18, 2020

Gastrointestinal symptoms are common in children infected with SARS-CoV-2 and should trigger tests for the virus, according to investigators. This research comes after investigators earlier this month released results of a study of COVID-19 ocular manifestations in children in China.

COVID-19 safety challenges accelerating welcome changes

September 17, 2020

One ophthalmic practice's staff has found that, despite the challenges faced by all healthcare professionals amid the coronavirus pandemic, a few proverbial “silver lining” practice adaptations will endure long after the crisis is over.

Erasing the stigma of seeking mental health help

September 16, 2020

Physicians struggling under the strains of the pandemic often think they cannot seek professional counseling, as burnout is at an all-time high and more than 50% of ophthalmologists saw their incomes drop by more than 50%.

COVID-19 immunity may be short-lived

September 15, 2020

Humoral immunity against SARS-CoV-2 may not last long in individuals who had mild infections, and the loss of antibodies may actually be quicker than reported previously for the virus, according to investigators from the David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles.

Capabilities of telemedicine during a pandemic: Part II

September 12, 2020

Ranya Habash, MD, medical director, Technology Innovation, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, speaks on what she wished she’d known about telemedicine in ophthalmology five years ago, the impact of the pandemic in regards to FDA regulations, as well as why the future of telemedicine requires a new way of thinking.