Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Editorial Volume 5 Issue 1

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Myopia

Ali Nouraeinejad*

Ph.D. in Clinical Ophthalmology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

*Corresponding Author: Ali Nouraeinejad, Ph.D. in Clinical Ophthalmology, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Received: September 26, 2021; Published: December 01, 2021

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has globally stricken millions of people [1]. As the global health burden of COVID-19 continues to boost, it is also showing to impose enormous costs on people, communities, health care systems, and economies [1].


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Citation: Ali Nouraeinejad. “The Coronavirus Disease 2019 and Myopia". Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 5.1 (2022): 01-03.


Copyright: © 2022 Ali Nouraeinejad. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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