The College has moved!

We have moved into our brand new offices at 18 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD.

We will re-open on Monday 1 December 2014.
Painted Cornwall Terrace

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.

contact@rcophth.ac.uk

 
Additions to the Website
Ophthalmic Specials Guidance Updated 26/11/2014 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the UK Ophthalmic Pharmacy Group publish updated Ophthalmic Specials Guidance for prescribing unlicensed medicines.
Press Releases
RCOphth calls for review of Avastin for use in AMD treatment 19/11/2014 Professor Carrie MacEwen and Professor Andrew Lotery co-author the editorial ‘What is stopping the NHS from using bevacizumab for macular degeneration and other retinal disorders?’, published online on BMJ, calls for UK regulatory bodies to review and appraise use of bevacizumab for use in AMD treatment.
News Items
‘Real Patients Coming to Real Harm’ A foreword from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists 12/11/2014 The RCOphth acknowledges the issues highlighted in the report from RNIB's “Real patients coming to real harm” and that these recurring themes are not unique to Wales alone but are prevalent across the UK.
Press Statements
French health regulator reviewing use of Avastin to treat AMD 07/11/2014 The RCOphth notes with interest the move by the French health regulator (ANSM) which has asked Roche to provide information on the off-label use of Avastin (bevacizumab) to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Non College Events
Leeds Ophthalmic Skills Course 29/11/2014 - 29/11/2014 Ophthalmic Skills course open to Medical Students, Nurses and Doctors. Date: Saturday 29th November 2014 Venue: St. James’s University Teaching Hospital, Leeds For information regarding booking please click on the link below
Skills Courses
Medical Students Day 01/12/2014 - 01/12/2014 The College is running a basic surgical skills course for medical students on 1 December 2014. The day involves lectures and practical sessions and aims to provide an introduction to surgical skills including suturing, knots and the use of the operating microscope.
Elizabeth Thomas 2013
Elizabeth Thomas Seminar 2014 05/12/2014 - 05/12/2014 The Elizabeth Thomas Seminar 2014 will discuss contemporary evaluation and treatments of macular disease, and explore potential new developments in the field
Mersey Ferry
ANNUAL CONGRESS 2015 19/05/2015 - 21/05/2015 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2015 will be held at the ACC, Liverpool
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