A Message From The ESCRS President

Rudy Nuijts

Posted: Saturday, March 21, 2020

21 MARCH 2019

Dear Colleagues

Today our ESCRS newsletter focuses on France, where the medical community is coping with a substantial outbreak of the coronavirus, especially in the northeast of the country (le Grand-Est, Alsace), on the border with Italy and more recently in Paris. ESCRS past president Béatrice Cochener-Lamard has shared with us some of the protocols and guidelines put in place in her country.

We are committed to keeping you well informed in the difficult times ahead. The ESCRS EuroTimes home page has been deployed as an information repository on COVID-19 for ophthalmologists. Here you will find a library of documents, journal papers and correspondence from our colleagues around the world.

I am very gratified by the messages I have received since we began this newsletter last weekend, from colleagues in Italy thanking us for our support, colleagues in Egypt reaching out with their own stories and Prof Lai, from Hong Kong who published one of the first peer-reviewed papers on controlling this infection offering his support and advice.

Please stay safe and well.


Prof. dr Rudy MMA Nuijts
ESCRS President