Published time: 31 March 2020
Authors: Lawrence O. Gostin, James G. Hodge
Before appearances in Europe, North America, South America, and Africa, Singapore experienced local transmission in multiple clusters across the country. The National University Hospital Department of Ophthalmology, a high-volume ophthalmology center in Singapore, therefore provides an example of infection control measures implemented in the setting of COVID-19 infections that may be of value as other ophthalmology clinics begin to experience and plan for potential increases of COVID-19 risks. Such awareness may allow ophthalmologists to balance the infectious disease risks with continuing care for ophthalmology patients during this unique period, prompting this perspective of infection control strategies at the National University Hospital Department of Ophthalmology (Singapore) for consideration by other departments around the world addressing their infection control protocols at this time.
Perspectives on Coronavirus Disease 2019 Control Measures for Ophthalmology Clinics Based on a Singapore Center Experience