The American Academy of Ophthalmology is recommending all ophthalmologists suspend routine patient visits and begin providing only urgent or emergent care during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“Each of us has a societal responsibility to not function as a vector of a potentially fatal disease — and one for which a widely available treatment or vaccine does not currently exist,” the AAO wrote in a press release. “All other factors — business, finance, inconvenience, etc — are remotely secondary. This is an existential crisis. We as physicians must respond to