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Review of Myopia Management: Responsible and Safe Myopia Management During a Pandemic

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The traditional delivery of eye care, like myopia management, has changed because of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is a new virus, and ongoing research will create new ways to detect the virus and treat the resulting disease. The virus is above average in contagiousness and can result in hospitalization, especially in individuals with underlying health conditions. The danger from COVID-19 will likely continue for at least two more years. The age group 7-18 years of age when infected, can be sick and act as potential vectors even when asymptomatic. The myopia practice requires multiple visits in a year and can increase the chances of unintended transmission. To reduce the risk of infection in a myopia management practice, a strategy that addresses modifiable factors can help promote patient and staff safety. Read More