COVID-19 Strengthens the Case for Bilateral Cataract Surgery COVID-19 Strengthens the Case for Bilateral Cataract Surgery

The many advantages of immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery have only been made clearer during the pandemic.Medscape Ophthalmology
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This document provides generic guidance on the restarting of cataract services. Individual eye departments should tailor this guidance, taking into account their staffing, infrastructure, the needs of their local population as well as the expectations of local commissioners and regional NHS organisations. Published by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT).
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ConclusionsA low-cost DR screening strategy with a handheld device and telemedicine is feasible and has the potential to increase coverage of DR screening in underserved areas; the possibility of mobile units is relevant for DR screening in the context of COVID-19 pandemic.Graphic abstractDaily rate of patients whose examinations allowed clinical decision.X-axis: day of examination;Y-axis: rate (%) of patients whose examinations allowed a clinical decision
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion: A significant number of patients could not get adequate treatment during the lockdown period. Hospitals need to build capacity to cater to the expected patient surge post-COVID-19-era, especially those requiring immediate in-person attention. A large number of patients can be classified as non-emergency cases. These patients need to be encouraged to follow-up via video-consultation to carve adequate in-person time for the high-risk patients.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 has impacted all aspects of clinical practice in the UK. Cataract services suffered severe disruption due to necessary measures taken to reduce elective surgery in order to release capacity to support intensive care requirements. Faced with a potential 50% increase in cataract surgery workload per week in the post-COVID-19 world, eye units should use this event to innovate, not just survive but to also evolve for a sustainable future. In this article, we discuss the inadequacies of existing service rationing options to tackle the COVID-19 cataract backlog. This includes limiting ...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Condition:   Senile Cataract Intervention:   Other: Questionnaire Sponsor:   Medical University Innsbruck Not yet recruiting
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Jagadesh C Reddy, Pravin K Vaddavalli, Namrata Sharma, Mahipal S Sachdev, YL Rajashekar, Rajesh Sinha, Amar Agarwal, Amit Porwal, Arup Chakrabarti, Barun Kumar Nayak, Bhudhendra Kumar Jain, D Chandrasekhar, Chitra Ramamurthy, Cyres Keiki Mehta, Debasish Bhattacharya, Gaurav Luthra, Haripriya Aravind, Harsha Bhattacharjee, Himanshu Rasiklal Mehta, JS Titiyal, Jagat Ram, Jatinder Singh Bhalla, Keerthi Kumar Dasari, Keiki R Mehta, Krishna Prasad Kudlu, R Krishna Prasad, Kumaran Murugesan, Mandeep Jot Singh, Mohan Rajan, Om Parkash Rohit, Parikshit Gogate, Partha Biswas, Prema Padmanabhan, Ragini Hasmukuray Parekh, Rohit Khann...
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
This study provides direct evidence for the contribution of gut microbiota to the cognitive decline during normal aging and suggests that restoring microbiota homeostasis in the elderly may improve cognitive function. On Nutraceutical Senolytics https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/05/on-nutraceutical-senolytics/ Nutraceuticals are compounds derived from foods, usually plants. In principle one can find useful therapies in the natural world, taking the approach of identifying interesting molecules and refining them to a greater potency than naturally occurs in order to produce a usefully large therape...
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THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 -- Some elective surgeries that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic have since been rescheduled. But is it safe to have that knee replacement or cataract removal now? The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)...
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Conclusion: Our survey shows that majority of ophthalmologists in India were not seeing patients during the COVID-19 lockdown, with near-total cessation of elective surgeries. Emergency services were still being attended to by 27.5% of ophthalmologists who responded. A large proportions of ophthalmologists had switched over to telephonic advice or other forms of telemedicine to assist patients. Most of the responding ophthalmologists were unclear about when and how to resume surgeries upon easing off of the COVID-19 related restrictions. Regulatory bodies should take note of this and issue appropriate guidelines regarding the same.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
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