Association of COVID-19 Public Health Measures With Incidence of Pink Eye

JAMA Ophthalmology

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What The Study Did: The findings of this study suggest that COVID-19 public health measures such as social distancing, increased emphasis on hygiene and travel restrictions were associated with a decrease in visits to an emergency department for treatment of infectious conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye.

Authors: Aaron Y. Lee, M.D., of the University of Washington in Seattle, is the corresponding author.

 

(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.4852)

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