7.1 Resource Centers and Guidelines: WHO, AAO, RCOphth, RANZCO

It is important to take special and proper precautions in ophthalmic practices, due to the below risks:

Close proximity of patients and doctors during eye examination

Potential aerosol or droplets from “air puff” tonometry

Reported conjunctivitis in COVID-19 patients

The presence of SARS-CoV-2 in tears/conjunctival secretions

Eye centers could harbor asymptomatic patients with COVID-19

The recommendations from AAO, RCOpth (UK) and RANZCO can be accessed below for your perusal:

1. World Health Organization (WHO)


2. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)


3. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth)


4. The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO)