Year: 2020

Authors: Romano M R.; Montericcio A.; Montalbano C.; Raimondi R.; Allegrini D.; Ricciardelli G.; Angi M.; Pagano L.; Romano V.

Curr Eye Res: April 23, 2020 - Published online
doi: 10.1080/02713683.2020.1752737
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Purpose: To provide useful guidelines, targeted at ophthalmology professionals, to minimize COVID-19 infection of both health-care workers and patients.

Methods: In this review we present updated literature merged with our experience from hospitals in Bergamo, the epicenter of the COVID-19 European outbreak.

Results: Non-pharmaceutical interventions, hygienic recommendations and personal protective equipment to contain viral spread as well as a suggested risk assessment for postponement of non-urgent cases should be applied in ophthalmologist activity. A triage for ophthalmic outpatient clinic is mandatory.

Conclusion: Ophthalmology practice should be reorganized in order to face COVID-19.