The ESCRS COVID-19 survey was taken from April 5 to April 24, 2020. The survey shows that in general (Q6) ophthalmology clinics have been shut down across Europe with the exception of emergency surgeries. Almost 90% of respondents reported doing less than 15% of their normal volume and 60% have reported doing no surgeries at all (Q8). We can see that we are facing an enormous backlog of surgeries and patient visits when we will finally open our clinics. Most members participating in the survey believe openings will begin in May and June (Q9). In the Netherlands, clinics will gradually open from May 4th onwards with protocols for PPE and social distancing in place.
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