Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19, The College of Optometrists

A joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists. Updated 19th May.
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This study aimed to delineate the MCM of children presenting with PIMS-TS in more detail.PMID:34842283 | DOI:10.1111/bjd.20907
Source: The British Journal of Dermatology - Category: Dermatology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Most diagnostic clusters showed a similar decrease. Clusters that included vision-threating conditions (retina, neuro-ophthalmology, and uveitis) remained mostly stable. During the COVID-19 lockdown, the diagnosis of adenoviral conjunctivitis decreased nearly 10 times. This fact may represent a decrease in the transmission of these infections.PMID:34840824 | PMC:PMC8616649 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8023361
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Introduction: The paediatric respiratory and allergy teams in Cambridge Hospital see patients with atopic and overlapping conditions, thus increasing travel for patients and hospital footfall. It is a tertiary reference hospital covering East England. Assessment of practice and changes of the service, in view of COVID-19 pandemic.Method: Retrospective assessment of patients: a) referred between the specialties (1/4/19- 31/3/20), investigations booked (lung function, skin prick testing, specific IgE, peak flow, inhaler and nasal spray technique) and patient flow. b) currently being seen by both teams (1/4/18-31/3/20).R...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Paediatric asthma and allergy Source Type: research
We report a case of MIS-C presented with neurologic symptoms due to pseudotumor cerebri and successfully treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and acetazolamide.
Source: The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Instructive Cases Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: This study showed that late conjunctivitis cannot be considered as a marker of persistent infection when patients are sent to confirm the resolution of SARS-CoV-2 infection.PMID:34761693 | DOI:10.1177/11206721211056594
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Infectious conjunctivitis is among the most common pediatric infections worldwide; antibiotics are often not indicated. We aimed to determine factors associated with ophthalmic antibiotic prescribing and changes in prescribing prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic at a single center.
Source: Journal of AAPOS - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Major Article Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewIn this article, we review the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on refractive surgery.Recent FindingsCOVID-19 infection frequently causes eye symptoms, most commonly conjunctivitis or mild irritation. While virus can be detected in tears of symptomatic patients, the risk of transmission via this route appears low.SummaryRefractive surgery consultations were significantly reduced during the pandemic; however, volume is rebounding quickly likely due to a number of lifestyle, health, and financial factors. Laser refractive and intraocular surgery likely confer a low risk of virus spread, especially in ...
Source: Current Ophthalmology Reports - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionsPreliminary results show that this DLS performed well in identifying probable asymptomatic COVID-19 cases through the analysis of participants' eyes pictures. This method could be an innocuous, accessible, low cost and quick COVID-19 screening method. Eventually, it could potentially contribute to pandemic control.Key messagesIn the context of the COVID-19 pandemic it would be useful to have a screening method to easily and quickly detect asymptomatic individuals, in addition to using temperature control.Preliminary results show that this Deep Learning System (DLS) based on eyes pictures taken with mobile phone ...
Source: The European Journal of Public Health - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
We present a unique case of unilateral phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis in a 5-year-old boy in the setting of SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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