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Thomas Kohnen MD, PhD, FEBO spoke with EuroTimes editor Sean Henahan, giving us an update on the coronavirus situation in Germany. Prof Kohnen is professor and chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, Goethe University, Frankfurt, He is editor of the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and former president of the German Ophthalmological Society (DOG) and former […]
Sean Henahan Friday 03 Apr
Paul Rosen FRCS FRCOphth is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at the Oxford Eye Hospital and Chairman of the Trustees of ESCRS and a former President of ESCRS. Speaking to EuroTimes, Dr Rosen stressed the need for adaptability and new working practices and said residents had the opportunity for a new and very different form of […]
Aidan Hanratty Thursday 26 Mar
A study from Imperial College London, UK, has said that the only way to suppress the spread of COVID-19 is to enforce social distancing for the entire population, isolate all cases, demand quarantines of entire households where anyone is sick and close all schools and universities for 12-to-18 months, until a vaccine is available. In […]
Colin Kerr Thursday 26 Mar
The virus is so contagious that for effective protection you need a full body suit covering you from head to toe and a mask though which you may exhale but you cannot intake particles.
Roibeard O’hEineachain Friday 03 Apr
Michael Burdon MD FRCS In a EuroTimes interview, RCOphth President, Michael Burdon MD FRCS, provides his insights into COVID-19’s impact on ophthalmology in the UK. “UK ophthalmologists around the country are preparing themselves for the full impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in line with the preparation being put in action by the NHS in general. […]
Roibeard O’hEineachain Thursday 26 Mar
Philip Bloom Philip Bloom is President of the UK & Ireland Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (UKISCRS), Chair of the International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and trustee and board member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) and has been involved in the planning to deal with the impact and fallout of the COVID-19 crisis. […]
Aidan Hanratty Thursday 26 Mar
Bruce Allan MD Bruce Allan MD, is a Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, England. In a Q&A with EuroTimes, Dr Allan talked about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting patient care, ophthalmology research and training in the UK. Maintaining a positive outlook, he shared ideas about the opportunities that the crisis is […]
Cheryl Guttman Krader Saturday 28 Mar
The dashboard provides up to date information on the spread of this disease. This interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus around the world is provided by The Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness.
EuroTimes Dr Matteo Piovella, President of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology (IT)
EuroTimes Dr Matteo Piovella, President of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology
Dr John Kanellopoulos, MD, Greece