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Redeployment during the COVID-19 pandemic: personal accounts from four ophthalmology trainees

We once believed that the coronavirus would not penetrate the safe confines of the United Kingdom, like so many outbreaks before this. Once the news came that this pandemic descended into our hospitals, the anxieties about redeployment began. Many of...

Should it be a mandatory requirement for medical students to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to attend clinical attachments?

The vast majority of medical students have positive attitudes towards the COVID-19 vaccine for themselves and patients, however, what about the small inevitable minority who resist it? Should they be prevented from attending clinical attachments in the NHS? It is...

Novel changes during COVID-19 – transforming a walk-in Eye Casualty to a telephone triage service

With the current pandemic climate due to COVID-19, out of the norm approaches have been adopted in different hospitals across the UK to ensure patient safety. At our Eye Casualty (EC) department at Northampton General Hospital (NGH), we felt the...

Designing ophthalmology services Part 3: How do we address the queues post‑COVID-19?

Part 1 of this series available herePart 2 of this series available here There is going to be enormous demand on ophthalmology services as they start to welcome patients back. The authors explain how modelling can help make the most...

First systematic review of COVID-19 colonisation of ocular tissues and secretions

The authors present the first systematic review summarising all the data regarding SARS-CoV-2 colonisation of ocular and periocular tissues and secretions. They reviewed all publications between December 2019 to April 2020 in the Cochrane Library, Medline, World of Science and...

Time to refocus: Report findings reveal consequences of COVID-19 on ophthalmology

Diagnosis delays and fears of permanent sight loss, lockdown one had many negative consequences for many people living with eye conditions, according to the Time to Focus report by Fight for Sight [1].

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19

A joint statement was released by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists on 19 March.

COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Organised and funded by Alimera Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering.

COVID-19 elective oculoplastic consent proforma

The advent of COVID-19 will continue to impose major adaptations in how we as surgeons practise and offer elective surgery going forward. In addition to how we try to adapt to make our practice as safe for the patient and our teams as...

Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Alimeria Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering are to jointly host a webinar to discuss the RCOphth COVID-19 guidelines.

Johnson & Johnson announces lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19

Johnson & Johnson has announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate and the rapid scaling of its manufacturing capacity with the goal of providing global supply of more than one billion doses.

Study reveals increase in Charles Bonnet Syndrome symptoms due to COVID-19

A study published today in BMJ Open Ophthalmology has shown the impact of COVID-19 on those already experiencing vivid hallucinations as a result of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS).