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COVID-19

Face Mask Use Associated With Ocular Irritation, Dry Eye

Taping the upper portion to prevent exhaled air from entering the eye may alleviate signs and symptoms, study finds.
September 15, 2021

Rub and Rinse May Help Multipurpose Solutions Ward Off COVID-19

However, hydrogen peroxide-based systems still offer a better antiviral option against coronaviruses, study suggests.
September 8, 2021

Elevated Ocular Surface Disease Rate Found in COVID-19 Patients

This highlights the need for increased awareness of eye protection, especially in vulnerable populations, study suggests.
August 26, 2021

Prevalence of Eye Injuries Lower in 2020 Compared With Pre-Pandemic

However, study shows a higher estimated incidence of more severe ocular problems, potentially due to changes in living and work environments associated with COVID-19.
August 25, 2021

Online Learning Students Have Higher OSDI Scores

Despite the lower prevalence of dry eye risk factors in this population, longer screen time might have an impact, researchers suggest.
July 14, 2021

Vessel Density Decreases in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Both the superficial and capillary plexus regions showed notable declines at initial checkup and at six-month follow-up.
June 8, 2021

Corneal Transplant Rejection May Occur Post-COVID Vaccination

Patients were successfully treated with topical corticosteroids, researchers report.
May 27, 2021

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.
May 4, 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.
April 6, 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.
March 31, 2021