Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Also available in Spanish: Guía de coronavirus para pacientes oftálmicos

Patient Information

  • How to Wear a Face Mask Without Fogging Your Glasses
    It may be one of the more innocuous problems of the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s a nuisance nonetheless: fogged up eye wear. It happens when warm breath escapes from the top of your mask and lands on the cooler surface of your lens. Learn to fit your face mask properly and avoid this common problem.
  • Advice for Patients with Macular Degeneration
    Patients who rely on regular eye injections may face tough decisions about traveling to the doctor’s office. Here’s what you need to know, according to medical experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Macular Degeneration Foundation.
  • Gene Therapy for Blindness May Hold Key to Coronavirus Vaccine
    An experimental COVID-19 vaccine called AAVCOVID could end the coronavirus pandemic in record time, experts say. Learn how ophthalmic researchers helped drive this groundbreaking development.
  • Facedown Treatment for COVID-19 Poses Risk of Vision Loss
    As doctors use ventilators to treat the sickest patients with COVID-19, some patients are being placed on their stomachs to boost the amount of oxygen in their blood. But eye experts warn that facedown positioning, also called prone positioning, could put patients at risk for vision loss.
  • What to Know If You Took Aralen and Plaquenil for COVID-19
    Some patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) were treated with the malaria drugs Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) or Aralen (chloroquine). These drugs are no longer recommended for the emergency treatment of COVID-19. Patients who were treated with these drugs should be aware of possible side effects, including eye problems.
  • Is It Coronavirus or Allergies?
    Are those watery eyes and stuffy nose symptoms of the new coronavirus or just seasonal allergies? Learn how to tell the difference.

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