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Ophthalmology Residents at High Risk, Emphasizing Need for Eye Protection


A recent survey of more than 2,300 medical residents in the greater New York area found that ophthalmology residents in addition to emergency medicine and anesthesiology residents were at the greatest risk of COVID-19 infection. Ophthalmology is typically non-acute and outpatient focused, so researchers were surprised by the high rate of infection among these specialists. However, research shows that the novel coronavirus spreads not only via the nose and mouth, but also the eyes. Additionally, ophthalmologists work in very close proximity to their patients. This highlights the importance of wearing eye protection for both oral health professionals and their patients in preventing the transmission of COVID-19. Read more here.

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