Special considerations for ophthalmic surgery during the COVID - 19 pandemic

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As Covid 19 is becoming a part of our lives, surgeons have started resuming work amid the chaos. The question still stands, what guidelines to follow. Academy is providing a guideline for surgeons and staffs for patient handling during surgery. General considerartion like wearing surgical mask or home made mask by patients, PPE by surgeon, pre op testing for COVID 19 to what protocols to follow when operating on a positive patient. The guideline also extends based on each speciality - Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina, Orbit amd Paediatric surgeries. When can aerosol infect and what precautions to be taken to prevent them. Here is full guideline. To read more please click on the following link. 

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