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Recommendations for eye care during the alarm state by the coronavirus disease pandemic COVID-19.
Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2020 Jun; 95(6):300-310.AS

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Minimize exposure to the SARS-CoV-2, reduce the chances of cross-transmission between patients and healthcare personnel, and prevent the development of postoperative complications from the management of patients with eye diseases during the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19).

METHODS

COVID-19 literature review and consensus establishment between different Spanish ophthalmology societies in order to provide guidelines and recommendations of maximum resources primarily conditioned by the state of alert, confinement and social distancing that occurs in Spain since March 16, 2020.

RESULTS

The recommendations will promote the adoption of action and protection measures for eye care in outpatient clinics, surgical areas and hospitalization, for unconfirmed (asymptomatic and symptomatic) and confirmed COVID-19 patients. Measures must be adapted to the circumstances and availability of personal protective equipment in each of the centers and Autonomous Communities, which will be updated according to the pandemic phases and the measures adopted by the Spanish Government.

CONCLUSIONS

During the COVID-19 pandemic, attention to the potential health risks to the population caused by coronavirus should prevail over the possible progression of the common eye diseases. Ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals must assume a possible progression of these diseases due to the impossibility of adequate patient follow-up.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Hospital Clínico San Carlos, Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (SEO), Madrid, España. Electronic address: doctorgegundez@gmail.com.Hospital Clinic, Sociedad Española de Retina y Vítreo (SERV) Barcelona, España.OSI Araba, Sociedad Española de Retina y Vítreo (SERV), Vitoria-Gasteiz, España.Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (SEO) y Sociedad Española de Glaucoma (SEG), Madrid, España.Hospital Universitario de Donostia, Sociedad Española de Cirugía Ocular Implanto-Refractiva (SECOIR), San Sebastián, España.Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet, Sociedad Española de Glaucoma (SEG), Zaragoza, España.Hospital Universitario La Fe, Sociedad Española de Contactología (SEC) y Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (SEO), Valencia, España.Universidad de Valencia, Sociedad Española de Contactología (SEC), Xátiva, Valencia, España.Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (SEO), Madrid, España.Hospital Universitario de Léon, Sociedad Española de Inflamación Ocular (SEIOC), León, España.Clínica Coatvisión, Sociedad Española de Oftalmología (SEO), Murcia, España.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Practice Guideline
Review

Language

eng spa

PubMed ID

32409243

Citation

Gegúndez-Fernández, J A., et al. "Recommendations for Eye Care During the Alarm State By the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic COVID-19." Archivos De La Sociedad Espanola De Oftalmologia, vol. 95, no. 6, 2020, pp. 300-310.
Gegúndez-Fernández JA, Zarranz-Ventura J, Garay-Aramburu G, et al. Recommendations for eye care during the alarm state by the coronavirus disease pandemic COVID-19. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2020;95(6):300-310.
Gegúndez-Fernández, J. A., Zarranz-Ventura, J., Garay-Aramburu, G., Muñoz-Negrete, F. J., Mendicute Del Barrio, J., Pablo-Júlvez, L., García-Delpech, S., López-Alemany, A., Arnalich-Montiel, F., Cordero-Coma, M., & Cárceles, J. A. (2020). Recommendations for eye care during the alarm state by the coronavirus disease pandemic COVID-19. Archivos De La Sociedad Espanola De Oftalmologia, 95(6), 300-310. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oftal.2020.04.002
Gegúndez-Fernández JA, et al. Recommendations for Eye Care During the Alarm State By the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic COVID-19. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2020;95(6):300-310. PubMed PMID: 32409243.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Recommendations for eye care during the alarm state by the coronavirus disease pandemic COVID-19. AU - Gegúndez-Fernández,J A, AU - Zarranz-Ventura,J, AU - Garay-Aramburu,G, AU - Muñoz-Negrete,F J, AU - Mendicute Del Barrio,J, AU - Pablo-Júlvez,L, AU - García-Delpech,S, AU - López-Alemany,A, AU - Arnalich-Montiel,F, AU - Cordero-Coma,M, AU - Cárceles,J A, AU - ,, Y1 - 2020/04/25/ PY - 2020/04/21/received PY - 2020/04/23/revised PY - 2020/04/23/accepted PY - 2020/5/16/pubmed PY - 2020/6/11/medline PY - 2020/5/16/entrez KW - Atención oftalmológica KW - COVID-19 KW - Eye care KW - Oftalmología KW - Ophthalmology KW - Pandemia KW - Pandemic KW - Recomendaciones KW - Recommendations KW - SARS-CoV-2 SP - 300 EP - 310 JF - Archivos de la Sociedad Espanola de Oftalmologia JO - Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol VL - 95 IS - 6 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Minimize exposure to the SARS-CoV-2, reduce the chances of cross-transmission between patients and healthcare personnel, and prevent the development of postoperative complications from the management of patients with eye diseases during the 2019 coronavirus disease pandemic (COVID-19). METHODS: COVID-19 literature review and consensus establishment between different Spanish ophthalmology societies in order to provide guidelines and recommendations of maximum resources primarily conditioned by the state of alert, confinement and social distancing that occurs in Spain since March 16, 2020. RESULTS: The recommendations will promote the adoption of action and protection measures for eye care in outpatient clinics, surgical areas and hospitalization, for unconfirmed (asymptomatic and symptomatic) and confirmed COVID-19 patients. Measures must be adapted to the circumstances and availability of personal protective equipment in each of the centers and Autonomous Communities, which will be updated according to the pandemic phases and the measures adopted by the Spanish Government. CONCLUSIONS: During the COVID-19 pandemic, attention to the potential health risks to the population caused by coronavirus should prevail over the possible progression of the common eye diseases. Ophthalmologists and other eye care professionals must assume a possible progression of these diseases due to the impossibility of adequate patient follow-up. SN - 1989-7286 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32409243/Recommendations_for_eye_care_during_the_alarm_state_by_the_coronavirus_disease_pandemic_COVID_19_ L2 - http://www.elsevier.es/en/linksolver/ft/pii/S0365-6691(20)30135-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -