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COVID-19 Can Cause Corneal Neuropathy

This infection shares similar symptomatology and morphological landmarks of dry eye disease and diabetic neuropathy, study finds.
November 24, 2021

COVID-19 Health Initiatives Contributed to Decline in Conjunctivitis

Study shows there was a 37% decrease in emergency department encounters during the same time social distancing and travel restrictions were implemented.
November 23, 2021

COVID-19 Causes Severe Subclinical Retinal Abnormalities

Researchers say it’s likely that the virus is transmitted through direct infection of ocular tissue.
November 9, 2021

COVID-related Hospitalization Rates Higher for Noninfectious Uveitis Patients

This population was also more likely to experience more severe disease outcomes, study finds.
October 13, 2021

​​COVID-19 Increases Risk of Retinal Microvasculopathy

Using OCT-A to assess the posterior segment for vascular changes in infected patients may help prevent further issues down the line.
October 6, 2021

Retinal Changes Not Connected to COVID-19

Though previously believed to be causative, ocular findings in patients who tested positive were brought on by pre-existing conditions, a recent study shows.
September 22, 2021

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