News and notices. April 22, 2020

COVID-19 and Ophthalmology in African Eye Units: conference recordings now available

3-D image (artistic rather than electron microscope photograph) of what the coronavirus looks like
© Centres for Disease Control

Over 270 eye health professionals took part in the online COVID-19 and Ophthalmology in African Eye Units conference hosted by the International Centre for Eye Health, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa on 9 April 2020. The conference was organised through the VISION 2020 LINKS Programme.

Video recording

Watch a video of the conference (1 hour 30 minutes)

Audio recording

Listen to the audio recording (1 hour 27 minutes)

Conference presentations

View the slides and listen to the speakers using the links below:


The Community Eye Health Journal has already published an article about the pandemic, called ‘How to protect yourself and your patients from COVID-19 in eye care’.

Other resources shared during the conference included: