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The Retina Channel Podcast

The Retina Channel is an ophthalmology journal club discussing new scientific articles focused on retina. The target audience are eye care professionals who are interested in the most recent advances in retina.

“Our mission is to facilitate transmission of knowledge from researchers to their target audience.

Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Tina Felfeli discusses 3 articles around COVID-19 and ophthalmology: (1) Effect of various concretions and exposure times of common ophthalmology anti-septics on COVID-19 infected cell lines. (2) Effect of the pandemic on the backlog of elective ophthalmic surgical cases in the province of Ontario, Canada (3) Detection of the COVID-19 virus in different ocular tissues of a patient that tested positive for COVID-19. 

Referenced articles:

  1. Felfeli T, Kasloff SB, Krishnan J, El-Defrawy SR, Mazzulli T, Cutts TA. In vitro efficacy of topical ophthalmic antiseptics against SARS-CoV-2. BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2021 Jun 9;6(1):e000765. doi: 10.1136/bmjophth-2021-000765. PMID: 34192157; PMCID: PMC8190983.
  2. Predicting the Ophthalmic Surgical Backlog as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A population-based study and microsimulation model to inform surgical recovery plans
    Tina Felfeli, Raphael Ximenes, David MJ Naimark, Philip L Hooper, Robert J Campbell, Sherif R El-Defrawy, Beate Sander, the COVID-19 Mod Collab