04/24/2020 News and resources from the Academy's eye health information program
Latest Coronavirus Updates for Eye Patients
With clinics closed during the pandemic, your patients are bound to have questions. Steer them to our frequently updated collection of EyeSmart articles on the coronavirus and eye safety.
Facedown Treatment for Coronavirus Poses Risk of Vision Loss
As physicians 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 could prone positioning put patients with coronavirus at risk for vision loss? Here's what we know so far.
Is It COVID-19 or Allergies?
Allergy season couldn't come at a worse time. Teach your patients to tell whether watery eyes and a stuffy nose are symptoms of the new coronavirus or just seasonal allergies.
Treating Coronavirus With Plaquenil and Aralen
Doctors can now use the malaria drugs Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) and Aralen (chloroquine) to treat coronavirus. Make your eye patients aware of the possible effects on vision.