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Symptomatic COVID-19 in Eye Professionals in Wuhan, China

      The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has had a global impact.
      World Health Organization
      Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic 2019.
      Eye professionals may be at risk of contracting COVID-19 because face-to-face proximity is required to examine patients using a slit lamp or ophthalmoscope.
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