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INNOVATION IN OPHTHALMOLOGY
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 68  |  Issue : 11  |  Page : 2486-2489

Safe Slit-lamp Shield: Maintaining a balance between ergonomics and safety


1 Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India
2 Medical Officer, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India
3 Department of Retina and Vitreous, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India
4 Cornea and Refractive Surgery, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India
5 Chief Medical Officer, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sivagami Nachiappan
Medical Officer, Aravind Eye Hospital, Thavalakuppam, Puducherry - 605 007
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2325_20

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Since the emergence of COVID pandemic, health workers have been facing major challenges every day. Ophthalmology practice has encountered countless modifications in the practice pattern not to jeopardize patient care and at the same time maintain all safety measures to reduce transmission. One such modification we made was the Safe Slit-Lamp Shield (SSS) which has been found to be extremely protective in differentiation to other available shield. Although SSS has a larger surface area when compared to already available shields, it won't compromise the comfort of the clinician at the same time gives satisfactory protection.


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