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Elizabeth Yeu, April 2020 – Impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmologists and their Clinical Practice

Published Online: April 9th 2020

We caught up with our Editor-in-Chief, Elizabeth Yeu, to explore the impact COVID-19 is having on ophthalmologists and their clinical practice. We also discussed the current overall situation in the US and the effect it may have on the economy of the health service.

Questions
1. Please could you summarise the current situation in the USA and how the government is trying to manage the COVID-19 pandemic? (00:06)
2. How is the COVID-19 outbreak impacting ophthalmologists and their clinical practices? (
02:23)
3. What extra precautions should ophthalmologists take to protect themselves and their patients?  (
05:50)
4. How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted the economy of health services? (
07:11)
5. What have we learnt from this experience, and will this have a long-term effect on ophthalmology practice in the future? (
08:26)

Speaker disclosure: Dr Elizabeth Yeu has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.

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Filmed on Thursday 2 April 2020.

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