COVID-related Hospitalization Rates Higher for Noninfectious Uveitis Patients

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

​​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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Corneal Transplant Rejection May Occur Post-COVID Vaccination

Patients were successfully treated with topical corticosteroids, researchers report.

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