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Ophthalmology

Resources for managing ophthalmology patients

4  articles in this collection
Written by Belinda Jiao, Kenan Bachour, 

Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Retinal Toxicity: Are Ophthalmologists Concerned?

The primary determinants of risk of retinopathy with use of Chloroquine (CQ) and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) : Dose (≤5.0 mg/kg/day) Weight (real patient weight) Duration of treatment1 There is a risk of retinal toxicity after long-term use. At the AAO*’s recommended dose of ≤5.0 mg/kg/day(real weight), patients have less than 1% risk in the first 5 years […]

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06/25/2020

Adapting treatment strategy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration in the current pandemic context

The proposed treat-and-plan (TAP) regiment, which involved two types of visits: Assessment visits should be allocated time as per standard practice as those include: check-in (5 min), visual acuity (5 min), dilation (10 min), optical coherence tomography (OCT) (5 min), ophthalmic examination, and injection (10 min) For OCT evaluations, authors recommend obtaining only the necessary […]

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05/20/2020

Infection Control Measures in Ophthalmology

Administrative control Reschedule appointments and arrange drug refill, in order to lower patient attendance. Establish a patient triage system to minimize cross infection of COVID-19 (identify patient with fever, respiratory symptoms, acute conjunctivitis or recent travel). Promote infection control training and staff monitoring (measure their own body temperatures before work and promptly report any symptoms). […]

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05/20/2020

Ocular Manifestations of Patients With COVID-19

Ocular manifestations were compatible with conjunctivitis in 31.6% of patients with clinically confirmed COVID-19.1 Out of 38 patients, 12 presented ocular findings, such as epiphora, conjunctival hyperemia, chemosis, or increased secretions. There is a low prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in tears; 5.2% of patients yielded positive in their conjunctival swabs as well as nasopharyngeal specimens. These […]

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06/23/2020