The College has moved!

We have moved into our brand new offices at 18 Stephenson Way, Euston, London NW1 2HD.
Please note the staff all have new four digit extension numbers. Please view the staff list under the About Us section to find out what they are.
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.

College Statements
Use of Avastin (bevacizumab) in age related macular degeneration 15/12/2014 Updated Statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
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.
Emergency care
Emergency Ophthalmology 25/02/2015 09:00:00 - 25/02/2015 16:30:00 One day seminar chaired by Miss Seema Verma. This seminar plans to review many aspects of acute and emergency ophthalmology and is aimed at ophthalmologists of all grades.
Frontline Neuro-ophthalmology seminar - Drusen
Neuro-ophthalmology 25/03/2015 09:00:00 - 25/03/2015 17:00:00 Chaired by Mr Mike Burdon
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
Skills in retinal imaging, diagnosis and therapy 04/06/2015 09:00:00 - 05/06/2015 17:00:00 Two day seminar chaired by Professor Heinrich Heimann & Professor Yit Yang.

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