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Covid’s increasing ophthalmic impact

Ocular effects including chronic bilateral dacryoadenitis and Purtscher-like retinopathy have been noted in around 11% of Covid-19-positive patients, according...

Covid spikes mucormycosis cases

US researchers have formally linked Covid-19 infection with a recent surge in mucormycosis, also known as ‘black fungus’ and formerly considered a rare...

Keratoplasty rejection after Covid vaccination

US researchers have reported four cases or corneal transplant rejection in patients following their Covid-19 vaccinations.

Covid clouds lens and cornea

A Turkish study has shown that some patients had significant alterations in corneal and lenticular densitometric values following Covid-19 infection.

CORE update: top pandemic-related eye issues

The Centre for Ocular Research and Education (CORE) has released a new Contact Lens Update exploring the Covid-19 pandemic’s impact on five clinically...

COMMENT: Will you let them in?

As a previous optometry practice owner, I have been thinking about the vaccination question owners and staff haven’t had to confront until now: ‘Will you...

The eyes and the needle

When the first Pfizer-BioNTech jab was given to 91-year-old Briton Margaret Keenan in December 2020, it gave the world hope that an end to the Covid-19...

Uveitis increases Covid risks

A retrospective cohort study in the US has shown that patients with non-infectious uveitis (NIU) are more likely to contract Covid-19 and experience severe...

Mandatory jabs for ECPs

The government’s stipulation that anyone providing a health service in close contact with the public be fully vaccinated is being welcomed by eyecare professionals...

Mandatory jabs for allied health professionals

It is now expected that optometrists, dispensing opticians and supporting staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by 1 December 2021 and receive...

Doctors urge Kiwis to get the jab

An open letter encouraging New Zealanders to get vaccinated against Covid-19 has been signed by more than 5,000 Aotearoa New Zealand doctors.   The Royal...

Remote consults relieve pressure

An evaluation of the UK’s Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) found it delivered a high level of primary care alongside a reduction in emergency eyecare...

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