COVID-19

COVID-related Hospitalization Rates Higher for Noninfectious Uveitis Patients

This population was also more likely to experience more severe disease outcomes, study finds.
10/13/2021

​​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.
10/06/2021

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.
09/22/2021

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.
09/15/2021

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.
09/08/2021

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.
08/26/2021

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.
08/25/2021

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.
07/14/2021

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.
06/08/2021

Corneal Transplant Rejection May Occur Post-COVID Vaccination

Patients were successfully treated with topical corticosteroids, researchers report.
05/27/2021

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October 28, 2021

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November 4, 2021

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