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January 2022 COVID-19 and Eye Health Round Up

Published: 07.02.2022
IAPB Knowledge Management team

Child eye health: myopia & digital eye strain

  • The Impact of Study-at-Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic on Myopia Progression in Chinese Children. Front Public Health. 2022 Jan 6;9:720514. PMID: 35071149; PMCID: PMC8770940.
  • Treatment for Myopia Progression Among Schoolchildren During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 Jan 4;5(1):e2143781. PMID: 35029662; PMCID: PMC8760616.
  • COVID-19 outbreak and increased risk of amblyopia and epidemic myopia: Insights from EUROCOVCAT group. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jan;32(1):17-22. Epub 2021 Nov 9. PMID: 34751045.
  • Ocular complaints from students during COVID-19 pandemic. Adv Clin Exp Med. 2022 Jan 25. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35077035.
  • Association between digital smart device use and myopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Lancet Digit Health. 2021 Dec;3(12):e806-e818. Epub 2021 Oct 5. PMID: 34625399.
  • Contribution of Total Screen/Online-Course Time to Asthenopia in Children During COVID-19 Pandemic via Influencing Psychological Stress. Front Public Health. 2021 Dec 1;9:736617. PMID: 34926368; PMCID: PMC8671164.

Emergency Department/Clinic settings

  • COVID-19 Changed Prevalence, Disease Spectrum and Management Strategies of Ocular Trauma. Front Med (Lausanne). 2022 Jan 10;8:774493. PMID: 35083239; PMCID: PMC8784966.

Tertiary care

  • Ocular manifestations of COVID-19: facts and figures from a tertiary care center. Ann Med. 2022 Dec;54(1):310-313. PMID: 35060821; PMCID: PMC8786237.
  • Ophthalmological Care Management of Cataract Patients During the COVID-19 Times: Perspectives From a Mexican Eye Health Care System. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2021 Nov 16;10(6):598. PMID: 34789675; PMCID: PMC8673855.


  • COVID-19 associated mucormycosis – An emerging threat. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2022 Jan 13:S1684-1182(22)00001-9. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35074291; PMCID: PMC8755409.
  • Prosthetic Rehabilitation of Rhino Orbital Mucormycosis Associated with COVID-19: A Case Series. Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. 2022 Jan 6;14:1-10. PMID: 35023975; PMCID: PMC8747633.
  • Rhino-orbital mucormycosis following COVID-19 in previously non-diabetic, immunocompetent patients. Orbit. 2021 Dec;40(6):499-504. Epub 2021 Aug 1. PMID: 34338124.
  • First report of COVID-19-associated rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis in pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus. J Mycol Med. 2021 Dec;31(4):101203. Epub 2021 Sep 4. PMID: 34517273; PMCID:

Eye Diseases

  • COVID-19 AND THE HUMAN EYE – CONJUNCTIVITIS A LONE COVID-19 FINDING – A case-control study. Med Princ Pract. 2022 Jan 5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34986482.
  • Pandemia COVID-19: impacto sobre la tasa de conjuntivitis virales [COVID-19 pandemic: impact on the rate of viral conjunctivitis.]. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2021 Dec 3. Spanish. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34876775; PMCID: PMC8639486.

Dry Eye, Asthenopia & Digital eyestrain among adults

  • The Association Between Dry Eye Disease With Depression, Anxiety and Sleep Disturbance During COVID-19. Front Psychiatry. 2022 Jan 5;12:802302. PMID: 35069294; PMCID: PMC8766963.
  • Association of screen time, quality of sleep and dry eye in college-going women of Northern India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jan;70(1):51-58. PMID: 34937207.
  • Relationship Between Myopia and Other Risk Factors with Anxiety and Depression Among Chinese University Freshmen During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Front Public Health. 2021 Dec 1;9:774237. PMID: 34926391; PMCID: PMC8671746.
  • Provocation of dry eye disease symptoms during COVID-19 lockdown. Sci Rep. 2021 Dec 24;11(1):24434. PMID: 34952901; PMCID: PMC8709849.

Ocular transmission, detection & manifestation of COVID-19


  • Bilateral acute macular neuroretinopathy in a young woman after the first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2022 Jan 20;25:101281. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35075438; PMCID: PMC8769920.
  • The Eye of the Storm: COVID-19 Vaccination and the Eye. Ophthalmol Ther. 2022 Feb;11(1):81-100. Epub 2021 Dec 16. PMID: 34914035; PMCID: PMC8675299.

Case Reports


  • Delivering a modified continuous objective structured clinical examination for ophthalmology residents through a hybrid online method. Korean J Med Educ. 2021 Dec;33(4):419-430. Epub 2021 Nov 30. PMID: 34875158; PMCID: PMC8655359.

Eye Donation and Banking

Other impacts of COVID-19 on vision, eye health & eye health professionals

  • Investigation of Retinal Alterations in Patients Recovered from COVID-19: A Comparative Study. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2022 Jan 26:1-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35081000.
  • Covid-19 Impact on Macular Neovascularization and Retinal Vein Occlusion Treatment: Single-Center Experience. Biomed Hub. 2021 Dec 8;6(3):145-152. PMID: 35083227; PMCID: PMC8740216.
  • Impact of COVID-19 lockdown on Retinal Surgeries. Pak J Med Sci. 2021 Nov-Dec;37(7):1808-1812. PMID: 34912399; PMCID: PMC8613012.

World Health Organization updates

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