For healthcare professionals

We have gathered links to information on COVID-19 from professional bodies in ophthalmology and its allied professions. We will update the information below as more information becomes available.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)British and Irish Orthoptic SocietyCollege of OptometristsRoyal College of Ophthalmologists

Statement for CEV collaborators and colleagues

We recognise that these are uncertain times and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt by many of our collaborators and colleagues. We want to reassure all of you that your health, and your current priorities at work and home, are of the utmost importance to us.

For those with any ongoing or pending tasks relating to a CEV Cochrane Review or other related activity, we will not be imposing any deadlines on these tasks and can be flexible in response to your needs and those requested by others (e.g., funders).

We encourage you to keep the channels of communication open and we would like to hear if you are having difficulties regarding any CEV related work. At present, our core team of staff in the UK is well and still working. However, our regular working hours may be disrupted in response to UK government decisions in the near future.

If you have any queries or concerns, or would just like a chat, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of all at CEV, please look after yourselves and keep safe.

Eyes and vision COVID-19 related publications (non-Cochrane)

We included in this database any publication about how COVID-19 affects eyes, vision, or ocular conditions, of any study design, published on or after 1 January 2019.

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Cochrane's COVID-19 response

An update on Cochrane's COVID-19 response is also available here.