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Avoiding Diagnostic Lens Fogging During the COVID-19 Era

Authors Pérez González D, Loewenstein A, Gaton DD

Received 14 October 2020

Accepted for publication 24 November 2020

Published 24 December 2020 Volume 2020:14 Pages 4507—4509

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/OPTH.S286736

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Review by Single anonymous peer review

Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


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David Pérez González, 1 Anat Loewenstein, 1 Dan D Gaton 2

1Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel; 2Department of Ophthalmology, Rabin Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel

Correspondence: David Pérez González
Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Weizmann Street #6, Tel Aviv 6423906, Israel
Tel +972 -58-767-8471
Email [email protected]

Abstract: Since the advent of COVID-19, the patient’s use of a face mask hampers our visibility because there is a marked fogging in our view produced by the warm breath that escapes from the top of the patient’s mask and lands on the cooler surface of the lens. This panorama is sometimes so frustrating that we have been forced to ask our patients to remove their facemasks while examined, increasing the risk of being infected. We consider it essential to share this small pearl technique that we can apply in order to avoid fogging during the examination; it is easy, and most importantly, without putting at risk the patient or doctor’s health. In our opinion, this is the first material to propose this technique.

Keywords: technique, diagnosis, ophthalmology, enhancement, clarity

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