COVID-19

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

COVID Causes Retinal Microvascular Changes

These abnormalities were dependent on the severity of the disease.
03/04/2021

COVID Encourages Digital Outreach in AMD Management

This shift may mean the difference between safe care and unmet needs moving forward.
03/03/2021

Upcoming Events

March 19-20, 2021 and June 11-12, 2021

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care Spring & Summer Conference
Location: Virtual Event
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Earn 24 LIVE COPE Credits 

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April 11 and 18, 2021

Dry Eye Colloquium: Improving Diagnosis, Treatment and Patient Outcomes
Location: Virtual Event
Speakers: Marc Bloomenstein, OD, FAAO, & Douglas K. Devries, OD
8:00am–12:15pm EST (4/11)
8:00 am–12:15 pm PST (4/18)
Earn 4 LIVE COPE Credits

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April 20, 2021

Insane in the Membrane - Practical Applications of Amniotic Membranes
Location: Virtual Event
Speaker: Osama Said, OD
8:00pm EST
Earn 1 LIVE COPE Credit

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