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COVID-19 Information


Dear RANZCO Members,

As the situation with COVID-19 rapidly develops, I would like to assure you that the RANZCO Board is meeting frequently to make important decisions which will affect members, ophthalmology and eye care in Australia and New Zealand. The Board’s primary concern is the health and wellbeing of members, patients and the community at large.

If you have any questions that are not addressed in the FAQ topics below, please email RANZCO via email.

Please bookmark this page as it is being updated daily. We have added the date and time each topic was updated to assist you in identifying “new” news.


Kind Regards,

A/Prof Heather Mack



Please also refer to the Health Department website for Australia and New Zealand for detailed government advice.

The latest RANZCO COVID-19 Triage Guidelines for Fellows and health professionals can be accessed HERE. Further, an outline of the impact of the disease on clinical practice, risks of exposure and strategies to manage these risks can be found HERE.

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) also has extensive information. Practical guidance for GPs can be found here.

These FAQs will be updated frequently in consultation with key Fellows in Australia and New Zealand.

Last updated: April 5, 2020

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