COVID-19

SARS CoV-2 Shown to Infect and Replicate in Cornea Tissue

Results from a recent study also suggests that diabetes is a potential risk for ocular transmission of COVID-19.
05/04/2021

Let’s Take a Gander at Gaps

We all have them in our schedules—worse now than ever. Don’t deny it.
04/15/2021

COVID Prompts Health Care Access Fears in the Visually Impaired

About 83% of individuals with moderate deficits worried they wouldn’t be able to see their eye doctor.
04/06/2021

COVID-19 Detectable in Infected Patients’ Tears

The virus was also found on the ocular surface of some who had negative nasal swab results.
03/31/2021

Face Masks Reduce Retinal Vessel Density

Study shows young adults who exercise and/or those who continuously wear an N95 mask for extended periods may be at potential risk of vascular changes.
03/30/2021

Patients Lost to Follow-up Cite Fear of COVID Exposure

Those at high risk of vision loss should be made aware of the infection-control measures in place.
03/29/2021

Myopic Progression Accelerated During COVID-19 Lockdown

It then proceeded to revert back to normal levels after restrictions were lifted, researchers report.
03/25/2021

COVID-19 May Alter the Optic Nerves of Recovered Patients

Post-infection, thinning of the retinal layers was also apparent.
03/18/2021

ODs Gain COVID-19 Vaccination Authority in Eight States

As momentum builds, some agencies stress that immunizations should be a permanent addition to scope of practice laws.
03/12/2021

Abnormal Globe MRI Findings Established in COVID Patients

Severe eye problems might largely go unnoticed in these individuals.
03/08/2021

Upcoming Events

May 13, 2021

Treatment Option for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: A. Paul Chous, MA, OD, FAAO and Blake Cooper, MD, MPH, FACS
7:00–8:00pm EST

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May 18, 2021

Genetic Testing: A New Frontier in Management of Inherited Retinal Diseases
Location: Virtual Event
Speaker: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
8:00pm EST
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June 9, 2021

What's Next in Glaucoma Diagnostics?
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Daniel Epshtein, OD, FAAO and Anu Laul, OD, FAAO, Dipl. ABO
8:00pm EST

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