Frequency of vitreoretinal surgical procedures in US during COVID-19 pandemic

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What The Study Did: This study of more than 526,000 procedures across 17 institutions reports a significant decrease in the use of lasers and cryotherapy, retinal detachment repairs and other vitrectomies, beginning mid-March last year and lasting at least until May.

Authors: Mark P. Breazzano, M.D., of the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2021.0036)

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