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Workers feel the brunt of Covid stress

The majority of New Zealand employers (56%) and employees (59%) have felt stressed about Covid-19 in the past six months, with Kiwis under the age of 25...

More patients seeking help for eyestrain

Digital eyestrain is becoming more prevalent as employees spend more time in front of their screens since the Covid-19 pandemic began, sparking interest...

Covid boosts practice tech

Technology for sterilising frames topped optometrists’ purchase list following the outbreak of Covid-19 in 2020, according to a survey by US-based online...

Covid-19 vaccination update

The Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) has joined the New Zealand Association of Optometrists’ call for optometrists to be included in the...

AMD exacerbates Covid complications

A study of 6,398 Covid-19-infected patients has shown that those with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) declined more rapidly, died at three times...

Myopia progression increasing in lockdown

A new Chinese study has revealed a substantial myopic shift in primary school-aged children during Covid-19 home confinement.   The prospective, cross-sectional...

First Covid-19 home-testing kit approved

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorisation for the first Covid-19 diagnostic kit for self-testing at home.  “Lucira Health’s

Covid’s impact on acute eye services and small-gauge vitrectomy concerns

The impact of Covid policies on acute ophthalmology services - Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Louisa Wickham et al  Eye (Lond), 2020 Jul...

Retina vein width key to Covid-19 management?

Researchers have found what may be a direct link between the diameter of retinal veins and the severity of Covid-19, suggesting measuring retinal veins could form...

ODOB: Return to Alert Level 1

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (6 Oct 2020) As you will be...

ODOB: Covid-19 levels update 21/09/2020

The following is a special Covid-19 update from the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board (ODOB) FROM THE ODOB BOARD (21 Sept 2020) As you will be...

Ocular manifestations in Covid-19 children examined

More than 20% of children examined in Wuhan with confirmed Covid-19 showed various ocular manifestations, a new study shows.   In the cross-sectional study, researchers investigated main

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