JUL 07, 2020
Dr. Tina Felfeli and colleagues present their simulation evaluating the potential spread of respiratory droplets during ophthalmic surgery. The findings highlight that a complete seal of the adhesive drape around the surgical field is critical for preventing the spread of respiratory droplets from the patient. A taped surgical mask should be used to minimize the risk of cross-contamination for operating room personnel. Surgeons should be mindful when removing the surgical drape due to the potential spread of droplets underneath the drape. Furthermore, administration of postoperative drops and application of an eye patch for the patient should be done prior to complete removal of the drape or with clean gloves to avoid direct contact with the patient’s face.
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