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French health regulator reviews use of Avastin to treat AMD

Nov 07

College Statement The RCOphth notes with interest the move by the French health regulator, French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety (ANSM), in asking Roche to provide information on the safety and efficiency of the off-label use of bevacizumab (Avastin) to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ranibizumab (Lucentis), which is licensed as

  • 7 November 2014

RCOphth secures National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit Project contract

Nov 03

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a contract to manage the National Ophthalmology Audit Programme (RCOphth NOA). The RCOphth will deliver this vital initiative which is commissioned by the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership as part of the National Clinical Audit Programme. Building on the achievements of

  • 3 November 2014

RCOphth recommends appraisal of the use of bevacizumab (Avastin) for age related macular degeneration

Nov 01

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recommends UK regulatory bodies appraise the use of bevacizumab (Avastin) for age related macular degeneration potentially saving the NHS over £100million a year Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the commonest cause of blindness among elderly people in the developed world1. The ageing population in the UK and associated eye

  • 1 November 2014

RCOphth invited to address All Party Parliamentary Group

Oct 23

‘Upskilled non-medically qualified professionals are needed as part of an ophthalmology led service to support an increase in capacity’ Miss Melanie Corbett, Consultant Ophthalmologist at Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust, London and Executive Committee Member of the RCOphth, spoke at a meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health and Visual

  • 23 October 2014

Obituary – Professor Andrew Elkington

Oct 22

Professor Andrew Elkington – former President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists It is with regret to announce that Andrew Elkington died peacefully on 11 September 2014. Many of our members will have known him as a former President (1994 – 1997), Honorary Fellow and a renowned teacher. A service of Thanksgiving will be held

  • 22 October 2014