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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.

College Statements
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists statement on Cataract Provision 17/10/2014 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) sets the standards for all eye healthcare, including eye surgery, and it is very concerned about the reports from Musgrove Park Hospital. Cataract surgery is a highly effective, life-enhancing procedure which, if performed according to RCOphth...
Press Releases
Medical Research Council, RCOphth and Novartis Clinical Research Fellowships 10/10/2014 The MRC, RCOphth and Novartis Clinical Research Training Fellowships are open for applications from 15 November 2014.
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.
Curriculum Based Courses
DSEK (Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty) Course 30/10/2014 - 30/10/2014 DSEK course to be run by Mr Martin Leyland and Mr Maghizh Anandan
College Courses & Meetings
College Tutor Training Day 11/11/2014 - 11/11/2014 The aims of the day are to explain some of the duties of a College Tutor and give you the opportunity to ask questions about College work and meet other tutors.
Yorkshire Retina Society & College Study Day 10th Anniversary Meeting 12/11/2014 - 12/11/2014 10th Anniversary meeting organised by Mr Faruque Ghanchi
How to be a Research Active Ophthalmologist 18/11/2014 13:30:00 - 18/11/2014 17:00:00 This symposium will highlight the increasing opportunities to become research active as a practicing ophthalmologist. It will be of interest to both junior and senior ophthalmologists interested in developing their research. Key note speakers will give advice on how to get funding for your research.

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