Several reports have recently been published about post-operative complications in surgical patients with COVID-19 infections (see the 2 examples below). Based on these reports, the Dutch Surgical Society has advised that all patients should be screened for COVID-19 before elective surgical procedures. Question is whether this risk and proposed screening-measure should also apply to eye surgery.
Question: what pre-operative COVID-19 screening policies are other eye clinics adopting, especially when scaling back up towards normal capacity?
Melanie Lai – Orthoptic Advisor – would like to get in touch with members of the WAEH regarding the infection control procedures and use of PPE (by staff and patients) when performing automated visual field assessments using the Humphrey Visual Field Analyzers or Octopus devices. The Sydney Eye Hospital is looking to come up with a position statement on how they proceed regarding visual field testing during the current COVID situation we are all navigating.
About Melanie: “I am the Orthoptic Advisor for our local health district, which includes four hospitals, one of which is The Sydney Eye Hospital where I am based. I manage the largest Orthoptic department in NSW and my role involves providing professional and operational leadership and clinical governance for Orthoptic services across the organisation. As part of the response to COVID, I am working at a local and organisational level to coordinate workforce surge plans and provide service level advice regarding Orthoptic services and patient care. I am also working closely with nursing and medical colleagues to coordinate our response to outpatient clinics in the current and changing COVID environment”
Melanie Lai Orthoptic Discipline Advisor SESLHD – Orthoptic Department Head SSEH
WAEH 2019 Meeting London
On behalf of the board of the WAEH, A BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your valuable contributions and energetic support that made the 13th annual meeting a great success!! A BIG THANK YOU also to the Moorfields team for being such a wonderful host of the 13th annual meeting […]
Tuesday October 4 – Thursday October 6 Reuben Cruz about FOCUS Want to know more about how to implement innovation in your eye hospital and more specific your Nursing Department? Register now for The 16th Annual WAEH Meeting from 4 – 6 October 2022 in Baltimore, United States of America! 🇺🇸Hosted by the Wilmer Eye Institute […]
Want to know more about how to implement innovation in your eye hospital and more specific your Nursing Department? Register now for The 16th Annual WAEH Meeting from 4 – 6 October 2022 in Baltimore, United States of America! 🇺🇸Hosted by the Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, USA).
Tuesday October 4 – Thursday October 6 WAEH 16TH Annual Meeting Want to know more about AI in eyecare? Or how to improve wellness for your team? Register now for The 16th Annual WAEH Meeting from 4 – 6 October 2022 in Baltimore, United States of America! 🇺🇸Hosted by theWilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins […]