COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Update #8

IACLE webinar on COVID-19 and contact lens practice 

More than 200 educators and students joined our live webinar on ‘Contact lens practice in the COVID-19 scenario’ led by President Dr Shehzad Naroo and Vice President Professor Philip Morgan. Watch the webinar on our new teaching online platform, IACLETOP. 

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Low rate of conjunctivitis in COVID-19 patients

A new study by Docherty et al published in the British Medical Journal found that of 20,133 patients admitted to UK hospitals with COVID-19, only 0.3% of those experiencing symptoms presented with conjunctivitis, the lowest incidence of all the symptoms reported.

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COVID-19: An eye on the virus

An editorial by Cho & Boost in press in Contact Lens & Anterior Eye suggests ‘Avoid touching MEN’ (Mouth, Eyes, Nose) as a reminder that the virus can enter via any of these gateways. Of these entry points, the least considered has been the eyes, the authors say.

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Diagnostic lenses in the age of ISO and COVID-19

A Summit of Specialty Contacts lecture by Dr Louise Sclafani and Professor Loretta Szczotka-Flynn discusses the ‘new normal’ in diagnostic lens disinfection, in light of new International Standards Organization (ISO) guidelines and the COVID-19 pandemic.

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