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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-88

COVID -19 and ophthalmic practice

1 Department of Ophthalmology, Nirmal's Eye Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Sundaram Medical Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3 Department of Ophthalmology, RIO GOH, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
4 Department of Ophthalmology, Sundar Eye Clinic, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sharmila Devi Vadivelu
Department of Ophthalmology, RIO GOH, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_51_20

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Severe acute respiratory syndrome- coronavirus-2 is an enveloped, single-stranded RNA virus that causes novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). It is highly transmissible and has a significant fatality rate, especially in the elderly and those with comorbidities such as immunosuppression, respiratory disease, and diabetes mellitus. The purpose of this brief review is to summarize those published studies as of early May 2020 on COVID in ophthalmology and to present a review of various national and international ophthalmological society guidelines, hoping to make a contribution for protecting ophthalmologists and patients.

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