Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on pediatric eye-related emergency department services

Khushali Shah, Stephanie S. Camhi, Jayanth Sridhar, Kara M. Cavuoto

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Abstract

Literature describing the trends and utilization of pediatric eye-related emergency department (ED) visits is limited. We performed a retrospective cohort study of 311 pediatric patients visiting Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (BPEI) ED between March and May 2020 to quantify the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on ophthalmology care utilization. In our study, pediatric ED visits declined by half at the onset of the pandemic in March. The number of visits reached the lowest point in early April and increased to 48% of the pre-COVID volume by the end of May. Despite changes in volume, patient demographics and clinical diagnoses were relatively consistent throughout the pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of AAPOS
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Ophthalmology

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