In the current CoVid-19 situation, many may be wondering how far we go in protecting ourselves and our staff in our day-to-day work. Some of us remain in operation, seeing urgent cases and this may involve patients with acute problems including red eyes, epiphora, allergies, "conjunctivitis" and other ocular presentations which themselves may be a small part of the spectrum of symptoms experienced by patients with CoVid-19. Or, these or other symptoms, may co-exist in patients who have more mainstream features of the disease (hopefully, these latter patients would have been screened out by procedures detailed in my previous post, and have been referred to the local hospital for further assessment).
In any case, what protective equipment should we be donning to shield ourselves from potential infection?
Dr Vincent Lee,