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COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND
EYE CARE :ADAPTATION AND
CHANGES AT GUINNESS EYE
CENTRE,LAGOS, NIGERIA.
Adeola Onakoya MD
Professor ...
INTRODUCTION
• First reported Index case
of COVID 19 arrived Lagos 27th
Feb 2020
WEEK 6
Total Confirmed
cases 276 as at
8:00pm 8th April
Lagos state cases
145 of the total
52.5%
Culled from CMUL Public Health Dept,Lagos
TREND IN NIGERIA
Courtesy CMUL Public Health Dept, University
of Lagos
ADAPTATION---------
• Report of Index case on 27th February
2020 met with
Regular disinfecting of Slit lamps with
Hypochlo...
WITH SUDDEN IN SURGE BY 23RD
MARCH 2020----
• Scaling down of Clinical services
• Extended appointments were given to
OPD ...
• Attending physicians and nurses to
adorn protective wears /face shield
and face masks with gloves for All
consultations
...
IN ADDITION-------
Hospital Policy and Protocols
OSN Policy and Protocols on Eye Care
Services
Federal Government rule of ...
OUTCOME---------
• Precautions adhered to strictly
• Any suspected case is promptly refereed to
ER for further evaluation
...
EDUCATION &TRAINING
• As the current Chairman of Faculty of Ophthalmology of National Postgraduate
Medical College, I’ve h...
FINALLY----------
• Currently non of our staff has exhibited any symptoms or tested positive to COVID
19
• We continue to ...
REFERENCES /ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
• COVID19.ncdc.gov.ng
• Resident Doctors GEC,LUTH
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Online conference: COVID-19 and eye care in African Eye Units: Adaptations and changes at Guinness Eye Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. By Adeola Onakoya, 9 April 2020

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On 9 April 2020, the International Centre for Eye Health (www.iceh.org.uk) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (www.rcophth.ac.uk) hosted an online conference for over 270 eye health professionals to discuss the most recent COVID-19 guidelines and protocols and share their experience.

In this presentation, Adeola Onakoya details the adaptations made by the Guinness Eye Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Online conference: COVID-19 and eye care in African Eye Units: Adaptations and changes at Guinness Eye Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. By Adeola Onakoya, 9 April 2020

  1. 1. COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND EYE CARE :ADAPTATION AND CHANGES AT GUINNESS EYE CENTRE,LAGOS, NIGERIA. Adeola Onakoya MD Professor of Ophthalmology College of Medicine University of Lagos/ Lagos University Teaching Hospital Idi-Araba Lagos Nigeria
  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • First reported Index case of COVID 19 arrived Lagos 27th Feb 2020
  3. 3. WEEK 6 Total Confirmed cases 276 as at 8:00pm 8th April Lagos state cases 145 of the total 52.5%
  4. 4. Culled from CMUL Public Health Dept,Lagos
  5. 5. TREND IN NIGERIA Courtesy CMUL Public Health Dept, University of Lagos
  6. 6. ADAPTATION--------- • Report of Index case on 27th February 2020 met with Regular disinfecting of Slit lamps with Hypochlorite after use Still running full services
  7. 7. WITH SUDDEN IN SURGE BY 23RD MARCH 2020---- • Scaling down of Clinical services • Extended appointments were given to OPD patients till 30th April 2020 • Contact telephone numbers provided for patients to call for clarification • Clinic consultation restricted to only EMERGENT & URGENT cases • Elective surgical cases were postponed
  8. 8. • Attending physicians and nurses to adorn protective wears /face shield and face masks with gloves for All consultations • Hand sanitizers were provided for all staff and patients • Temperature of everyone entering the center is checked routinely • Inflow/Outflow restricted to one place for better control
  9. 9. IN ADDITION------- Hospital Policy and Protocols OSN Policy and Protocols on Eye Care Services Federal Government rule of compulsory stay at Home of Public servant on Grade Level 12 and below Staff on rotation to come in twice a week
  10. 10. OUTCOME--------- • Precautions adhered to strictly • Any suspected case is promptly refereed to ER for further evaluation • None of the known positive cases has been through the Eye clinic • Number of patients has drastically reduced since Federal Government enforced Lockdown from 29th March 2020. • Practically empty Clinics
  11. 11. EDUCATION &TRAINING • As the current Chairman of Faculty of Ophthalmology of National Postgraduate Medical College, I’ve had to convert the Update Course Clinical Ophthalmology which held in March/April 2020 to Online/Webinar • Training Activities of Residents in our Department is also Webinar based
  12. 12. FINALLY---------- • Currently non of our staff has exhibited any symptoms or tested positive to COVID 19 • We continue to observe the strict protocol of Hand wash, Use of Hand Sanitisers • Social distancing of 1-2m in all our interactions • Use of available Protective wears and shield • At the same time keeping the line of communication open to our patients!
  13. 13. REFERENCES /ACKNOWLEDGEMENT • COVID19.ncdc.gov.ng • Resident Doctors GEC,LUTH

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