The impact of the COVID-19 shutdown on US pediatric ophthalmologists.
- Author(s): Robbins, Shira L
- Packwood, Eric A
- Siegel, Lance M
- AAPOS Socioeconomic Committee
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaapos.2020.06.002
In recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has threatened the financial viability of pediatric ophthalmology practices. To measure the economic impact, the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) Socio-economic Committee surveyed current US members at the peak of the COVID shutdown, in April 2020. With a robust response rate, the survey portrays that some pediatric ophthalmology practices are ominously strained, if not irreparably harmed.