CORONAVIRUS: WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW AS AN OPHTHALMOLOGIST?
Dr. Jatinder Singh Bhalla and Dr. Kanika Jain*
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans. On 11th February 2020, the WHO formally named the disease triggered by 2019‐nCoV now better identified as SARS-CoV-2, as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‐19). On 11th March 2020, WHO declared COVID-19 as a pandemic. As of 10th April, 2020 more than 1.71 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in over 210 countries and territories, resulting in approximately 103,000 deaths and 389,000 recoveries. This article gives a brief review about the microbiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, impact in the field of Ophthalmology and its management & prophylaxis.
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