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.