Infection prevention and control in optometric practice

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This article examines the issues that have led to infection prevention and control rising up the optometry agenda in recent years. In defining infection and infection control, it is necessary to understand the basics of microbiology, the types of organism that can cause infection, and how infection is transmitted. The various methods of decontamination that practitioners have available to them are discussed, including the most important of them all – handwashing. Healthcare-acquired infection is big news and the last thing an eye care practitioner needs is to cause an infection that could threaten a patient’s sight, or even prove fatal.....

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