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The International Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (IJCAHPO) has listed several eye health tips, advice, and other resources to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information regarding COVID-19 changes and evolves daily. Additional resources, other than those listed below, should be used to stay up-to-date and well-informed.

Safety During COVID-19: How Eye Care Has Changed (April 28, 2020)

COVID-19 Eye Health Resources (April 10, 2020)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
• For up-to-date information from the Academy, visit their Coronavirus and Eye Care page

Important coronavirus updates for ophthalmologists (updated periodically)

Practice Management Coronavirus Resources (updated periodically)

Conjunctivitis could be the only presenting sign and symptom of COVID-19 (June 17, 2020)

COVID-19: Leadership During a Crisis (June 12, 2020)

When Staff Is Exposed to COVID-19 (June 10, 2020)

Leading With Trust, Communication and Collaboration During Your COVID-10 Reopening (May 27, 2020)

Connect With Your Referring Providers During COVID-19 Reopening (May 27, 2020)

Special considerations for ophthalmic surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic (May 27, 2020)

Appearance is Everything: Tips for Gaining Patient Confidence During COVID-19 Recovery (May 21, 2020)

Consider Remote Work for COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond (May 19, 2020)

Six Things Your Ophthalmologist Wants You to Know About Coronavirus (April 20, 2020)

COVID-19 background primer for ophthalmologists (May 9, 2020)

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Provide Staff Training and Optimize Your Supply (May 4, 2020)

Prioritize Patient Wait Lists for Your Practice Reopening (April 28, 2020)

Ophthalmic ASC Checklist for Reopening (April 28, 2020)

Embrace an Alternative Check-In Process (April 24, 2020)

Minimize Exposure with Physical Modifications to Your Office (April 23, 2020)

Pre-Encounter Patient Communication Improves Efficiency and Safety (April 21, 2020)

Returning to Ophthalmology Practice (April 17, 2020)

Coronavirus Impact: Stress Management Advice (March 21, 2020)

Dr. Ravi Goel, AAO’s Senior Secretary for Ophthalmic Practice, shares a video on “How to make a Slit Lamp protective shield in 2 minutes.” (March 18, 2020)

Eye Care During the Coronavirus Pandemic (March 10, 2020)

• Patient Handouts for Coronavirus and Your Eyes (updated periodically)
  – English
  – Spanish

American College of Surgeons (ACS)
COVID-19 Guidelines for Triage of Ophthalmology Patients (March 24, 2020)

American Medical Association (AMA)
COVID-19 (2019 novel coronavirus) resource center for physicians (updated periodically)

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
COVID-19 Resources (updated periodically)

American Society for Retina Specialists (ASRS)
COVID-19 Patient Update (publish date unknown)

COVID-19: Updates and Resources (updated periodically)

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Healthcare Settings (updated periodically)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Main pages (updated periodically)

Cases in the US Maps and Data (updated daily)

Healthcare Personnel and First Responders: How to Cope with Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (updated periodically)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Enforcement Policy for Remote Ophthalmic Assessment and Monitoring Devices During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (April 2020)

Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company (OMIC)
Safe Practices in the Office: COVID-19 (publish date unknown)

Topcon Healthcare
• Topcon is offering free breath shields for slit lamps to its customers: Request a breath shield

• Zeiss is offering free breath shields for slit lamps as well: Request a breath shield

Resources for your practice

Caring for your ZEISS diagnostic instruments

Cleaning Guidance for the Humphrey Field Analyzer (HFA)

COVID-19 guidance: Cleaning your HFA perimeter

Other Resources