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COVID-19 Arrangements

Guidance for Patients attending Cork Eye Clinic on Managing the COVID-19 Infection Related Risks.

The safety and welfare of our patients and of the staff in the clinic is of utmost importance. These guidelines are intended to support our patients attending the cork eye clinic to manage risk of infection in the context of the current COVID-19 emergency.

 

General Background on COVID-19

COVID-19 is a novel disease in humans. The virus associated with the disease is SARS-CoV-2. The virus is similar to other Coronaviruses in relation to it structure and mode of transmission.

 

Key Signs and symptoms of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a contagious viral infection that generally causes respiratory illness in humans. The most common signs and symptoms include:

  • Fever.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Other respiratory symptoms.

 

Before attending the clinic

Do not attend if you have any of the above symptoms or have been in contact with a person who displayed those symptoms.

 

On the Day of Your Appointment

  • There is signage at the entrance to the building and the clinic and you will have a further verbal check for fever or symptoms of respiratory illness and COVID-19 Contact status at reception.
  • Please use hand sanitizer at waiting areas before entering the clinic. Sanitizers are also available at the reception.
  • Adhere to respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette.
  • We will aim to reduce the waiting times to a minimum possible.
  • We have arranged seating in waiting area to comply with social distancing regulations (minimum 2m) and promote social distancing to the greatest extent possible while waiting for appointment.
  • Attend the clinic on your own if possible. Maximum of one person can accompany the patient if necessary.
  • You may be asked to wait in your own vehicle rather than in a waiting area where appropriate.
  • You may bring your own surgical mask to wear during the examination. If deemed necessary one will be provided by your doctor.
  • The clinical and clerical staff will follow the national and international ophthalmology guidelines regarding the use of PPEs as well as cleaning and disinfection of the equipment and the clinic environment to ensure you of a safe and pleasant visit.

 

Mr B Golchin  - MB, BCh, BAO, FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon

VIEW ALLWhat Our Patients Say

A year ago, Mr. Golchin treated me for the removal of cataracts. It was a complete success and I am very very pleased with the results. I am very grateful to him for his expertise and professionalism. He inspired trust and confidence. I was treated with kindness and respect in a calm, relaxed atmosphere. I was allowed to engage with the process to the extent that I need to, yet was never overwhelmed by too many technical details or jargon. It was indeed, a very positive experience.

Kathleen Carey

 
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