“A month ago as Hawaii reopened for travel, there was reason to be optimistic that we could still be together this January in Hawaii. Now just a few weeks later, the number of new cases has risen dramatically. In consultation with Retina 2021 planners Rishi Singh and Judy Kim, we’ve recognized that while Maui continues to have one of the lowest incidence rates in the country, the potential for the virus to be under control by January is unlikely for even the most optimistic among us,” Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, program planner for Hawaiian Eye, said in the release.
...the potential for the virus to be under control by January is unlikely for even the most optimistic among us.
“While we want nothing more than to see everyone face to face, we felt it was our responsibility to mitigate the potential risk that an in-person event could have,” Robert H. Osher, MD, program director for Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, said in the release.
Kiawah Eye 2021 is currently scheduled for June 3-6 in Kiawah Island, South Carolina.