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COVID-19 Update

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Appointment and Procedure Updates

We are updating some appointment and procedure practices to help lessen the spread of the new coronavirus and COVID-19.

In some cases, appointments or procedures may need to be rescheduled. If there are changes to your care, your provider will contact you.

Scheduling Your Telemedicine Appointment

Many new and existing Johns Hopkins patients may now have the option to have a video appointment (telemedicine) with their provider, depending on their healthcare need. If you do not have a device to use for a video visit, you and your provider may decide that a telephone call will meet your needs. Learn more about video visits.
New Patients (not previously seen by the Wilmer Eye Institute)
Existing Wilmer Eye Institute Patients

When To Contact Your Doctor During This Time

Wilmer Eye Institute has postponed routine eye appointments and non-emergency procedures due the COVID-19 pandemic, however we encourage patients to contact their providers for guidance related to the following symptoms and conditions, which are eye conditions that should always be addressed right away:

  • macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy requiring regular eye injections
  • blurry, wavy or blank spots in your field of vision
  • new floaters or flashes in your vision
  • sudden loss of vision
  • eye pain, headache, red eye, nausea and vomiting

For persons who have had glaucoma surgery, contact your provider if you have any of the following symptoms: severe eye pain, major decrease in vision, sticky discharge.

The Wilmer Eye Institute is a leader in the delivery of state-of-the-art eye care.
Our experts, including top-ranked ophthalmologists and optometrists, are available at nine convenient locations across Maryland.


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