Covid Time: Standard Operating Procedures of Various Ophthalmic Societies & Institutes

Dr. Rohit Rao
Published Online: April 1st, 2021 | Read Time: 3 minutes, 33 seconds

COVID-19 pandemic has eclipsed the earth. And we need to fight it together; together with our joint efforts, we candefeat this pandemic. As ophthalmologists, we are one of the frontline commandos against it. FromeOphtha, wehave tried to compilevarious standard operating procedures and guidelines being followed by various ophthalmic and optometry practices all over the world. Kindly click the links below. Please email your recommendations and guidelines for Ophthalmologists or Optometrists during the COVID-19 pandemic

Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines

All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS): AIOS Operational Guidelines for Ophthalmic Practice during COVID 19 outbreak

American Academy of Ophthalmology: Important Corona Virus Updates for ophthalmologists: Important Corona Virus Updates for Ophthalmologists

American Society of Retina Specialists ASRS: Recommendations for Conducting Vitreoretinal Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery: Canadian Society of Oculoplastic Surgery Position Statement: Guidelines on personal protective equipment (PPE) during COVID-19 pandemic for oculoplastic and orbital surgery

The American College of Surgeons, Chicago: COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Ophthalmology Patients

Indian Retinopathy of Prematurity Society: Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening Guidelines by the Indian Retinopathy of Prematurity Society

Sankara Nethralaya Standard Operating Procedure

L V Prasad Eye InstituteLVPEI Strategy Practice Document for COVID‐19 Containment

Sankara Eye Hospitals: Guidelines for functioning across Sankara Eye Hospitals -India following the lifting of lockdown

Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education And Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER): Guidelines

AIIMS, New Delhi: Ready Reckoner for Hospital Infection Control related practices in the context of COVID-19

National Health Service, England: Clinical guide for the management of ophthalmology patients during the coronavirus pandemic

TheRoyal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists RANZCO: Corona Virus (COVID-19) Guideline

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists: RCOphth COVID-19 Clinical guidance and national information

NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL COUNCIL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY & French Academy of Ophthalmology: COVID recommendations for ophthalmologists

Optometry Council of India: COVID-19 (Corona Virus Disease of 2019) Guidelines for Optical Stores & Optometry Practices in India

The College of Optometrists,London:Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Guidance for optometrists

American Optometric Association:

Optometry Practice Reactivation Preparedness Guide

COVID-19 guidance for optometric practices

Important Articles

Community Eye Healthjournal: Protecting yourself and your patients from COVID-19 in eye care

British Journal of Ophthalmology: Ophthalmology practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

Current Eye Research: Facing COVID-19 in Ophthalmology Department

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology: All India Ophthalmological Society – Indian Journal of Ophthalmology consensus statement on preferred practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology: Stepping up infection control measures in ophthalmology during the novel coronavirus outbreak: an experience from Hong Kong

EuroTimes: CoronaVirus and Ophthalmology

Dr. Rohit Rao
Shri Ganesh Vinayak Eye Hospital, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Dr Rohit Rao, completed MBBS from JNMC Wardha Maharashtra in the year 2010. Done MS ophthalmology from JSS MEDICAL COLLEGE Mysore Karnataka in 2015. Underwent long-term fellowship in IOL and Anterior segment under the guidance of Dr. Kalpana Narendran at Aravind eye hospital Coimbatore in 2017.He underwent short term DCR fellowship from Sankara eye hospital Coimbatore under Dr Shruti Tara. Presently he is working as an Anterior Segment surgeon and Oculoplasty consultant At Shri Ganesh Vinayak eye hospital, Raipur Chhattisgarh. He has quite a few National and International papers , videos and e-posters under his name. He has been very much involved in training new surgeons at Shri Ganesh Vinayak eye hospital Raipur Chhattisgarh.
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