Ophthalmology Practice During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic: The University of Pittsburgh Experience in Promoting Clinic Safety and Embracing Video Visits

Andrew M. Williams, Gagan Kalra, Patrick W. Commiskey, Eve M.R. Bowers, Brian R. Rudolph, Mary D. Pitcher, Kunal K. Dansingani, Vishal Jhanji, Ken K. Nischal, José Alain Sahel, Evan L. Waxman, Roxana Fu

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Abstract

The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic has led to widespread change aspublic health strategies for containment have emphasized social distancing and remainingat home. These policies have led to downscaled clinic volumes, cancellation of electiveprocedures, enhanced personal protective strategies in the clinic, and adoption oftelemedicine encounters. We describe the evidence-based practical approach taken in ourophthalmology department to continue delivering eye care during the pandemic byrescheduling visits, enhancing clinic safety, and adopting virtual videoencounters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOphthalmology and Therapy
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2020

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • Coronavirus
  • Coronavirus disease 2019
  • Patient triage
  • Practical approach
  • Prevention
  • Safety
  • Teleophthalmology
  • Video visits
  • Web-based vision testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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