COVID-19

Digital patient engagement tackles the labor crisis, improves the patient experience

For health care workers, the pandemic has led to increased burnout, concerns about workplace safety, and staffing shortages that threaten not only patient care but also the entire provider ecosystem.

Keeping clinical research on time and within budget despite COVID delays, staff shortages

Mike Watson, Vice President of OraNet, unpacks some of the most pressing challenges to clinical research in today’s climate.

Taping surgical masks to the skin decreases risk of ocular surface damage during the COVID-19 pandemic

During a presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology’s 2022 annual meeting in Denver, Yuichi Hori, MD, PhD, and colleagues found that taping the top border of a surgical mask to a clinicians’ skin reduces the potential for ocular surface damage resulting from expirations of air reaching the ocular surface during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Orbis' Doris Macharia, MD, reflects on where Orbis has been and the next 40 years to come

April 06, 2022

Orbis International celebrates 40 years of innovation this year, beginning in 1982 with their iconic flying eye hospital. Since their start, Orbis has continued their innovation, working to achieve sustainable and scalable impact in the countries where they work. Doris Macharia, MD, senior vice president of global programs with Orbis, talks with Ophthalmology Times' Sheryl Stevenson, reflecting on the last 40 years and what's to come.

At-home vision testing by patients compares favorably to in-office evaluations during COVID-19 pandemic

April 01, 2022

The study, by investigators from the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health and Science University, supported the use of at-home tests during teleophthalmology care, an important point considering the significant drop in in-person VA evaluations during the pandemic.

COVID-19 associated with a Purtscher-like retinopathy

February 23, 2022

Investigators at the Eye Clinic, Department of Medicine, Surgery and Health Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy, found that the appearance of the retina and optic disc was associated with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.