The following links have been sourced from LitCovid.
Patient Concerns Regarding Suspended Ophthalmic Care Due to COVID-19,Journal of Glaucoma, vol. Online First, May 2021, doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001877.
Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Regarding Coronavirus Disease Among Patients Visiting Eye Hospitals of Province Number 2, Nepal, Asia Pac J Public Health, p. 10105395211014648, May 2021, doi: 10.1177/10105395211014647.
Primary eye care
Building supply chain capacity for neglected tropical diseases: experience from the Ascend West and Central Africa programme, Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, no. trab068, May 2021, doi: 10.1093/trstmh/trab068.
COVID-19: risk of ocular transmission in health care professionals. Rev Bras Med Trab, vol. 19, no. 01, pp. 82–87, 2021, doi: 10.47626/1679-4435-2021-598.
Acute community ophthalmology services provided by independent prescribing optometrists supporting hospital eye services during the COVID-19 outbreak, Journal of Optometry, Jan. 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.optom.2021.01.002.
Implementation of a new telephone triage system in ophthalmology emergency department during COVID-19 pandemic: clinical effectiveness, safety and patient satisfaction., Eye (Lond), 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01528-8.
Ophthalmic emergency-room visits during the Covid-19 pandemic – a comparative study, BMC Ophthalmology, vol. 21, no. 1, p. 210, May 2021, doi: 10.1186/s12886-021-01976-6.
Patient and Resource Management of Emergency Walk-In Clinic During a COVID-19 Pandemic State Lockdown,OPTH, vol. 15, pp. 1791–1797, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S291180.
Trends in pediatric ocular trauma presenting to an ophthalmology-specific emergency department during the COVID-19 pandemic, Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, p. S1091853121000951, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2021.01.004.
Delayed follow-up of medical retina patients due to COVID-19: impact on disease activity and visual acuity,Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol, May 2021, doi: 10.1007/s00417-021-05174-4.
Impact on refractive surgery due to increasing use of personal protection equipment: Insights from EUROCOVCAT group., Eur J Ophthalmol, 2021, doi: 10.1177/11206721211018641.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Acute and Elective Corneal Surgery at Moorfields Eye Hospital London, OPTH, vol. 15, pp. 1639–1645, May 2021, doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S302576.
‘Old wine in a new bottle’ – post COVID-19 infection, central serous chorioretinopathy and the steroids, Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection, vol. 11, no. 1, p. 14, May 2021, doi: 10.1186/s12348-021-00244-4.
Afferent and Efferent Neuro-Ophthalmic Complications of Coronavirus Disease 19, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 154–165, Jun. 2021, doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000001276.
Endophthalmitis after intravitreal injections during the COVID-19 pandemic with implementation of universal masking, RETINA, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, May 2021, doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000003193.
Optic Nerve Head Vessel Density Assessment in Recovered COVID-19 Patients: A Prospective Study Using Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography, Journal of Glaucoma, vol. Online First, May 2021, doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001858.
Bilateral Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma after Prone Position Ventilation for COVID 19 Pneumonia, Journal of Glaucoma, vol. Online First, May 2021, doi: 10.1097/IJG.0000000000001864.
Slowing Down Myopia Progression with Contact Lenses – Everyday Cases from the Clinic, Klin Monbl Augenheilkd, vol. 238, no. 04, pp. 437–442, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.1055/a-1440-0642.
Student Health Implications of School Closures during the COVID-19 Pandemic: New Evidence on the Association of e-Learning, Outdoor Exercise, and Myopia, Healthcare, vol. 9, no. 5, Art. no. 5, May 2021, doi: 10.3390/healthcare9050500.
Impact of COVID-19 on preparation for the Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) in Ophthalmology.,Eye (Lond), 2021, doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01582-2.
Ocular transmission, detection & manifestation
Ocular transmission and manifestation for coronavirus disease: a systematic review.,Int Health, 2021, doi: 10.1093/inthealth/ihab028.
Severe acute respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2: Can it be detected in the retina?,PLOS ONE, vol. 16, no. 5, p. e0251682, May 2021, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251682.
The pathology of the brain and the eye in SARS-Co-V2 infected patients: A review,Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, May 2021, doi: 10.1097/WNO.0000000000001275.
The Presence of SARS-CoV-2 in Conjunctival Secretions of COVID-19 Patients, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1–4, May 2021, doi: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1869270.
The Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 Infection on the Ocular Surface and Prevention Strategies,Cells, vol. 10, no. 4, Art. no. 4, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.3390/cells10040796.
COVID-19 Retinal Findings in Patients Admitted to Intensive Care Units and Wards, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, vol. 0, no. 0, pp. 1–4, May 2021, doi: 10.1080/09273948.2021.1912362.
World Health Organization High Priority Pathogens: Ophthalmic Disease Findings and Vision Health Perspectives,Pathogens, vol. 10, no. 4, Art. no. 4, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.3390/pathogens10040442.
Herpes Simplex Keratitis in Patients with SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Series of Five Cases, Medicina, vol. 57, no. 5, Art. no. 5, May 2021, doi: 10.3390/medicina57050412.
Low Visual Acuity Due to Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy Associated with COVID-19: A Case Report, Am J Case Rep, vol. 22, Apr. 2021, doi: 10.12659/AJCR.931169.
Optic Neuritis in a Child With COVID-19: A Rare Association, Cureus, vol. 13, no. 3, Mar. 2021, doi: 10.7759/cureus.14094.
Eye Donation and Banking
Awareness Regarding Eye Donation and Effects of COVID-19 on Its Perception: A Community-Based Cross-Sectional Study From India, Exp Clin Transplant, May 2021, doi: 10.6002/ect.2021.0036.
Ocular Findings in Patients with COVID-19: Impact on Eye Banking [Letter].,Clin Ophthalmol, 2021, doi: 10.2147/OPTH.S317378.
Role of Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction in Cornea Donors During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Cornea, vol. Publish Ahead of Print, May 2021, doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002742.
Other impacts of COVID-19 on vision and eye health
Influence of COVID-19 Lockdowns on the Usage of a Vision Assistance App Among Global Users With Visual Impairment: Big Data Analytics Study, Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 23, no. 5, p. e26283, May 2021, doi: 10.2196/26283.
Mouth-nose masks impair the visual field of healthy eyes,PLOS ONE, vol. 16, no. 5, p. e0251201, May 2021, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0251201.
World Health Organisation updates
COVID-19 vaccine introduction toolkit, The COVID-19 vaccine introduction toolbox equips all countries to prepare for and implement COVID-19 vaccination by providing guidance, tools, and training. This toolbox is intended to support Ministries of Health, health workers, partner organizations, and other stakeholders. https://www.who.int/tools/covid-19-vaccine-introduction-toolkit
COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) reviews cases of mild myocarditis reported with COVID-19 mRNA vaccines.https://www.who.int/news/item/26-05-2021-gacvs-myocarditis-reported-with-covid-19-mrna-vaccines
COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), Statement of the COVID-19 subcommittee of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS) on safety signals related to the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.who.int/news/item/19-05-2021-statement-gacvs-safety-johnson-johnson-janssen-covid-19-vaccine
For Operation Eyesight, starting conversations with the communities where we work has been a key step in improving access to eye health services for women and girls. It has also helped us build gender equality when it comes to accessing local health services more generally.