COVID-19

As cyclosporine options grow, focus remains on the vehicle

September 10, 2020

Amid a surge in dry eye cases since reopening her practice during the ongoing pandemic, Lisa Nijm, MD, JD, shares how cyclosporine, a well-established form of treatment, poses both challenges and advantages for ophthalmologists.

COVID-19 pandemic driving jump in Medicaid enrollment

September 09, 2020

According to an analysis of Medicaid enrollment data during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, there has been an increase in enrollment during the crisis. This shift is likely to have a ripple effect throughout the healthcare landscape, including ophthalmology.

Capabilities of telemedicine for ophthalmologists during a pandemic: Part I

September 09, 2020

Ranya Habash, MD, medical director, Technology Innovation, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, speaks on the obvious and not-so-obvious capabilities of telemedicine available to ophthalmologists in the ongoing pandemic.

Survey: Pandemic could leave children with less access to ophthalmologists

September 05, 2020

A survey by the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus found that the COVID-19 pandemic could leave some pediatric ophthalmology practices highly strained, possibly beyond repair.

Investigators study COVID-19 ocular manifestations in children in China

September 03, 2020

A new study out of Wuhan, China where the novel coronavirus was first detected in late 2019 found that some children hospitalized with COVID-19 presented with series of onset symptoms that included conjunctival discharge, eye rubbing, and conjunctival congestion.

WHO initiative building coalition for system reforms COVID-19 recovery in Europe

September 02, 2020

Organization kicks off initiative as it views mental health as a key public health concern in the WHO European region, where more than 110 million people are living with some type of mental health issue.

An ophthalmologist faces down COVID-19

September 01, 2020

A New York City physician describes how he coped with the disease in the early days of its US appearance as well as the silver lining in his diagnosis: a reinforcement of the doctor-patient relationship.

Researchers developing antiviral drug for COVID-19

August 31, 2020

Investigators with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences have filed a US patent for a novel peptide that uses selenium as a catalyst to target vulnerable areas of coronaviruses, including COVID-19.

Putting to practice retina innovations amid a pandemic

August 28, 2020

S.K. Steven Houston III, MD, shares how his practice has put to use recent retina innovations and adapted to accommodate the ever-changing operating room spacing and set-up in the current COVID-19 environment.

Transitioning back to ophthalmic care during a pandemic

August 26, 2020

Megan Berkenstock, MD, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the Wilmer Eye Institute (Johns Hopkins University) speaks on the change in patient diagnoses and visit numbers by subspecialties in the weeks before and after the discovery of COVID-19 as well as the protocol needed to allow for the program's ambulatory surgery centers.