The Royal College of Ophthalmologists in the UK is monitoring closely the information on COVID-19 from the UK government, the NHS and Public Health England.Please note that these are local guidelines and ophthalmologists should contact their national societies for guidance.
Among the recommendations in the guidance document are:
*Before arrival in clinic ophthalmologists should work with their hospital Infection Control (IC) team
* Ensure that you have a suitable isolation room agreed with Infection Control, and you know where it, is or use the nearest room and shut the door if necessary.
* Be extra scrupulous for all patients using exemplary infection control processes – know and follow your local ophthalmology infection control policy carefully.
*Low risk patients attending for minor eye conditions eg conjunctivitis in non-contact lens wearers should be proactively diverted with appropriate advice on self-management,