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The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19)pandemic is rapidly changing the way the health and development communities are working. With the proximity of eye health professionals to patients during eye examinations and reports that the virus can cause conjunctivitis, COVID-19 has implications for eye health and eye health professionals. Travel restrictions, reprioritisation of health resources and economic consequences are impacting the work of many of our member and partner organisations.
To assist IAPB members, eye health personnel, health professionals and program personnel, IAPB is collating and sharing information and resources specific to eye health and international development in relation to COVID-19. Without much ado, COVID-19 Resources: Here is what we know…
Page updated: 28 April 2020.
Can the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Affect the Eyes? A Review of Coronaviruses and Ocular Implications in Humans and Animals, Ivan Seah , MBBSORCID &Rupesh Agrawal , MDORCID. Journal of Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. Published online: 16 Mar 2020
The possibility of COVID‐19 transmission from eye to nose, Huiling Qing Zhijie Li Zhengwei Yang Menghai Shi Zixu Huang Jinghui Song Zongming Song, Acta Ophthalmologica, First published: 18 March 2020 https://doi.org/10.1111/aos.14412
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COVID information & resources
The COVID-19 response must be disability inclusive, Richard Armitage, Laura B Nellums, The Lancet Public Health, published: March 27, 2020.
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