Eye Sector collaboration to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic.

24 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Senior representatives of Vision UK, Visionary, RNIB Guide Dogs and TPT are now meeting regularly to pull together information, ideas and strategy to work collaboratively during the COVID 19 pandemic. We are working together to get advice out to as many blind and partially sighted people as we possibly can. We are also working together to share intelligence and data

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COVID-19: College of Optometrists updates

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24 March 2020
Source: College of Optometrists

This contains the current guidance available for each nation and the latest updates from the College. 23 March 2020: Recommendation to only offer ‘essential’ eye care We have listened to our members’ concerns, and the public health advice coming from the UK’s governments to avoid social contact where possible. As a result the College recommends that every optometrist and practice

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Macular Society and Royal College of Ophthalmologists: Patients encouraged to continue attending injections

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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

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Vision UK Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19) 20/03/2020

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20 March 2020
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is following current guidance from the government on Coronavirus (COVID-19) based on the World Health Organization’s declaration that this is a pandemic, a public health emergency of international concern. As of 9am on 19 March 2020, 64,621 people have been tested in the UK, of which 61,352 were confirmed negative and 3,269 were confirmed positive. As of 1pm

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COVID-19 clinical guidelines for ophthalmologists

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19 March 2020
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

18 March 2020 Our latest advice and guidance for ophthalmologists is available by clicking this link: Coronavirus RCOphth update 18 March You can read our escalation policy for ophthalmologists here: Ophthalmology Escalation Policy update 18 March Important and urgent letter from NHS on COVID-19 next steps for clinicians is available here: NHS COVID-19 next steps letter Updates on RCOphth Congress,

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PHE: Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults

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17 March 2020
Source: Public Health England

Published 16 March 2020 (This advice is the same in Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland This guidance is for everyone. It advises on social distancing measures we should all be taking to reduce social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). It is intended for use in situations where people are living in their own

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Royal College of Ophthalmologists: COVID-19 update and resources for ophthalmologists

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16 March 2020
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Our latest advice and guidance for ophthalmologists in available be clicking this link: NEW 13 March 2020: Coronavirus RCOphth update – need to know points The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is monitoring closely the information from the government, the NHS and Public Health England. All medical and health care professionals should be working with their trust management in developing protocols,

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Circulated on behalf of the Macular Society (re. Corvid -19)

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16 March 2020
Source: Macular Society

The coronavirus outbreak is expected to affect many more people in the coming weeks. The Macular Society wants to make sure that all our members, volunteers and people who use their services are protected as much as possible. The Macular Society know that older people are especially vulnerable to this virus. For this reason they have suspended all their face

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