COVID-19

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

Reflecting on the present and preparing for the future of virtual eye care.
09/15/2022

Mild Dry Eye May Result from Mask Wear

Still, this is an effective method to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
08/23/2022

COVID-19 Vaccination, Corneal Graft Rejection Link Not Solid

Newer thinking pumps the brakes on worries about worse outcomes in surgical patients.
08/19/2022

COVID Vaccination Rates Lower Among Visually Impaired

Be cognizant of the elevated potential for virus transmission in your patients.
08/16/2022

Endophthalmitis Cases Associated with Mask Wearing

Post-vitrectomy infection increased during the COVID masking period.
06/29/2022

Hyperreflective Lesions Found in Retinal Layers of COVID-19 Patients

This suggests the retina and choroid could be involved in this population.
06/22/2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy May Affect RRD Outcomes

Patients who received the shot before or shortly after diagnosis had better success than unvaccinated ones.
05/27/2022

Mask-associated Dry Eye Rate 70% Among Healthcare Providers

Given its high prevalence in light of COVID, efforts to address this condition are necessary.
03/23/2022

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.
02/14/2022

Mask Taping Reduces Ocular Surface Issues

Symptom improvement was reported by 68% of healthcare workers after an eight-hour shift wearing an N95.
01/19/2022

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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