Read on Respiratory droplet spread up to five metres after patient cough highlights importance of masks

Respiratory droplet spread up to five metres after patient cough highlights importance of masks

A video of a simulated patient having an eye examination shows that respiratory droplets can spread up to five metres after a patient coughs including onto the slitlamp, breath shield and the practitioner including their hair, hands, shoes and clothes.

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Read on Review indicates coronaviruses unlikely to bind to ocular surface to initiate infection

Review indicates coronaviruses unlikely to bind to ocular surface to initiate infection

A review of evidence, published in July’s Clinical and Experimental Optometry, indicates the eye is an unlikely site for SARS‐CoV‐2 infection, suggesting coronaviruses are not likely to bind to ocular surface cells to initiate infection.

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