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PPE and Infection Control for Retinal Services : EuRetina COVID-19

EuRetina COVID-19: Personal Protective Equipment and Infection Control for Retinal Services Alistair Laidlaw, St Thomas’ Hospital, London, UKClaire Laidlaw, Intensive Care Unit, St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey, UK The issue of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic has been a source of great concern to all health and social care workers. That concern has been increased by inconsistent and changing recommendations as well as both fake and real news. Additionally there is an unfortunately great variation in the availability of PPE between and within countries, regions and cities. Many healthcare systems are still catching up with the logistics of obtaining and distributing adequate PPE to their healthcare workers. Advice on appropriate PPE is also changing rapidly. One good thing...

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A sobering tale from an NHS Ophthalmologist

I'm a doctor with suspected coronavirus – NHS workers are being used like cannon fodder by Nima Ghadiri "I’m on day 4: high fever, muscle aches, dry cough, no sense of smell. If this is Covid-19, I may not have seen out the worst of it. The problem is, I don’t know what this is. I do not fit the current government testing criteria for coronavirus, even though I am an ophthalmologist and frontline NHS worker. This uncertainty impacts when I can return to work, as I would have been able to earlier if I knew I didn’t have it. I am in strict isolation now, and thankfully that isn’t a problem; some of my colleagues have at-risk family members...

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