Coronavirus: Tips for Glaucoma Patients

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This is a difficult time for all us, as we worry about the health of our family, our friends and our nation. With this in mind,  BrightFocus Foundation's National Glaucoma Research program would like to share some key resources that may be useful to you and your family.

  • People Who Are at Higher Risk for Severe Illness

    As you may know, older adults and people who have serious chronic medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease are at greater risk for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The federal Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has important information to reduce your risk of getting sick.

  • Coronavirus Eye Safety

    The American Academy of Ophthalmology has new information about coronavirus and eye safety, in particular recommendations on following good contact lens hygiene, avoiding touching or rubbing your nose, mouth and, especially, your eyes, and possible changes to your routine eye exam and procedures. 

Please stay as informed and healthy as you can, and please consider sharing this information with others.

Watch a Video of the BrightFocus Town Hall Event: "COVID-19 and Older Adults"

View a transcript of the video

Resources:

  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Taking Care of Your Glaucoma During COVID-19
  • Glaucoma Care During COVID-19
  • Tips for Improving Your Telemedicine Visit for Glaucoma 
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