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
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