Coronavirus & AMD: Your Questions Answered
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- Can I Still Go to My Eye Doctor?
American Academy of Ophthalmology has recommended that all ophthalmologists see only urgent and emergent cases. Call your eye doctor for more information regarding your clinic.
Telemedicine (tel-eh-meh-dih-sin) gives you the opportunity to have a dialogue with your physician in order to know if this is a situation that really warrants you to take the risk to come on in, or can you safely defer.
- Older Adults Appear to be More Susceptible to Coronavirus Infection
People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may have higher risk of severe complications from COVID-19.
- AMD Safety Tips for Eye Care
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds with soap and warm water
- Wipe down eye drop bottle with disinfectant
- Administer drops and put them away
- Continue eye drop regimen as prescribed
- Eye Emergency? Now What?
The ER is not ideal now, during a pandemic. Also, the ER's are not set up for ocular emergencies/imaging nor have drugs readily available (anti-VEGF). The best thing you can do is call the nearest retina specialist
Keep your healthy diet & routine, adjust to social distancing requirements.
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