Telemedicine: What We’ve Learned and What’s to Come

Reflecting on the present and preparing for the future of virtual eye care.

Mild Dry Eye May Result from Mask Wear

Still, this is an effective method to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccination, Corneal Graft Rejection Link Not Solid

Newer thinking pumps the brakes on worries about worse outcomes in surgical patients.

COVID Vaccination Rates Lower Among Visually Impaired

Be cognizant of the elevated potential for virus transmission in your patients.

Endophthalmitis Cases Associated with Mask Wearing

Post-vitrectomy infection increased during the COVID masking period.

Hyperreflective Lesions Found in Retinal Layers of COVID-19 Patients

This suggests the retina and choroid could be involved in this population.

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy May Affect RRD Outcomes

Patients who received the shot before or shortly after diagnosis had better success than unvaccinated ones.

Mask-associated Dry Eye Rate 70% Among Healthcare Providers

Given its high prevalence in light of COVID, efforts to address this condition are necessary.

Higher Cataract Complication Rate Found After COVID Slowdown

Authors of a recent study speculate that surgeons lost some of their edge from lack of practice.

Mask Taping Reduces Ocular Surface Issues

Symptom improvement was reported by 68% of healthcare workers after an eight-hour shift wearing an N95.

Upcoming Events

November 11-13, 2022

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Orlando
Location: Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn up to 19 COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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December 10-11, 2022

Retina Update 2022
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, and Steven Ferrucci, OD
Up to 11 LIVE COPE Credits (approval pending)

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