20 March 2020
Source: Macular Society and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists
The Macular Society, along with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists has asked hospitals across the UK to write to patients to ensure they continue to attend their sight-saving injections, amid the current coronavirus outbreak.
Following government advice to avoid crowded spaces, many patients have become increasingly concerned about attending busy eye clinics. The Macular Society has become concerned many patients have started to cancel appointments unnecessarily and have been risking their sight as a result.
The Society is keen that hospitals communicate the measures being put in place to ensure patient safety at this time.
Hospitals and eye professionals are receiving regular guidance from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists as well as Public Health England to ensure everything possible is being done to make sure patients receive their eye injections in a safe environment.
Read the full information on the Macular Society Website