07.24.20

Algorithm Compares Risk of Cancelled Ophthalmology Appointments Against COVID-19

Source: HCP Live

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many ophthalmologists across the US to cancel potentially necessary eye examinations with patients since March. A team, led by Nikhil K. Bommakanti, MD, W.K. Kellogg Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan, developed a flexible and scalable scoring algorithm for patients with glaucoma that considers glaucoma severity and progression risk compared to the presence of high-risk features for morbidity from COVID-19, using information from a large data repository.

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