As we all know by now, Corona Virus is a highly contagious disease. We, at Brighton Eye take the health of our staff and patients very seriously.
Symptoms of the condition:
Patients usually present with a respiratory (breathing) condition including fever, cough and shortness of breath. However, conjunctivitis also known as pink eye can also be present, although it is rare. Severe complications like pneumonia can emerge. Patients usually present with symptoms 2-14 days after being exposed. That is why a quarantine period of two weeks has been recommended to make sure that if exposed you are no longer contagious.
The virus is passes from one person to another through sneezing, or coughing. It is also transmitted if a person touches a surface touched by an infected person and then touches his eyes, nose or mouth.
We ask all patients with fever or respiratory symptoms to stay home. We ask all patients who have recently traveled internationally to stay home.
Precautions we are taking at Brighton Eye and Precautions we are recommending to our patients:
- We recommend rescheduling any patients who are in the high risk group.
- We thoroughly clean and disinfect our examine rooms and waiting rooms before and after every patient. The virus is susceptible to the same disinfection practices that we already use daily.
- We are limiting the number of patients we are seeing on a daily basis.
- We discourage hand-shaking or very close contact except where it pertains to our examination.
- Use an elbow or a sleeve to cover a cough or a sneeze; wash with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds. Frequent hand washing is the key to limiting spread of disease.