Message from the President

Frank Holz

Prof. Frank G. Holz, FEBO, FARVO

University Eye Hospital Bonn
EURETINA President

Dear Colleagues, Supporters and Friends,

As we navigate together through the challenges presented by SARS-CoV-2, the EURETINA home-page will be updated to provide information relating to the impact of this pandemic on the retina specialist community.

As countries across the globe experience reductions in health care due to the current crisis, medical institutions are forced to urgently review the systems they have in place. We will share examples of how some institutions are handling intravitreal injections and surgical procedures at this time, and hope that these insights will help colleagues in Europe and beyond adapting to similar conditions.

While the content of such recommendations is largely based on general common sense, ophthalmologists may find the reports useful to guide their own actions, and assist in dealings with hospital boards and other institutions. Please note that your perspective is also of great interest to us and we invite you to share a report of your own experiences by email to COVID19@euretina.org, or you may use wetransfer.com to share larger files. Your insights from the perspective of your own medical institution may prove valuable to our members and followers who may be struggling with similar problems.

Wishing you, your families and your medical colleagues, health and well-being at this difficult time.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Frank G. Holz, FEBO, FARVO
President, EURETINA

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