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Welcome to The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The College champions excellence in the practice of ophthalmology for the benefit of patients and the public.

We set the examinations and the curriculum for medical graduates who wish to be eye surgeons and we provide elements of surgical skills training.

We set the standards for professional practice through clinical guidelines and ophthalmic service guidance. The continuing professional development (CPD) programme is designed to help ophthalmologists maintain and increase their knowledge and expertise.

We have a role in promoting ground-breaking research; we organise a seminar programme and an annual scientific congress and produce the scientific journal, EYE, to disseminate that research.

This website provides detailed information about ophthalmology and our activities, which we hope you will find of interest.  We welcome questions and comments.

Additions to the Website
ANNUAL CONGRESS 2015 - ABSTRACT SUBMISSION NOW OPEN 15/09/2014 Abstract Submission for the Annual Congress 2015 is now open and closes at midday on 17th November 2014 at midday
News Items
Call to Action Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss Response 12/09/2014 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists' Council and Lay Advisory Group have responded to the recent NHS England Call to Action Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss consultation.
News Items
Ophthalmic Specials Guidance Updated 15/08/2014 Guidance for prescribing unlicensed medicines. The guidance is primarily for healthcare professionals, but patients are encouraged to ask their doctor, consultant or pharmacist about the medicines that they are prescribed, both licensed and unlicensed.
Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium
Research Fellowships opportunities at PhD and post-doctoral levels 06/08/2014 The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of eye health organisations working to strengthen eye health services and the quality of eye health care across the Commonwealth. We are giving eye health workers based in low and middle-income Commonwealth countries the opportunity to apply for a small number of Research Fellowships
NIHR Master Class for Industry Supported Research 07/10/2014 - 07/10/2014 The National Institute of Health Clinical Research Network in collaboration with the RCOphth is offering a Research Master Class for Industry supported research. This interactive workshop is designed to help you improve collaboration with industry, identify strategies to achieve successful site selection and improve delivery of commercial research.
Non College Events
Ageing Practice - Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Symposium RCS Edinburgh 15/10/2014 - 15/10/2014  This national conference, organised by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges aims to explore the problems associated with increasing the retirement age for healthcare professionals; explore possible solutions and develop an action plan to present to National Governments. The conference is...
Paediatric Retina Seminar 15/10/2014 - 15/10/2014 One day seminar chaired by Mr CK Patel. The morning will be a didactic update on areas of paediatric retina including imaging, genetics retinal cancer and infection. The afternoon is a series of difficult management problems presented and discussed to provide a platform to improve understanding of rare problems that consultants may encounter.
Curriculum Based Courses
Secondary Capsular IOL Course 17/10/2014 - 17/10/2014 Lecture only course to be run by Mr David Steel.

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