We are taking every precaution to reduce the risk of COVID 19 spread in our clinical practice. We are now consulting and operating in a dedicated ophthalmic center away from the central Manchester hospitals. There is a spacious waiting area that allows appropriate social distancing. There is also a dedicated car park directly outside the centre where patients could choose to wait until their appointment time. All equipment is cleaned between patients, face masks and gloves are worn during consultations and we ask all patients to wear a face-covering over their nose and mouth whilst on the premises.
All surgical patients would require to practice strict social distancing and hand hygiene for 2 weeks. A COVID test would be performed 48-72 hours pre-op and must then self-isolate until the surgery