New location for the College

We have moved and our new office address is 18 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD. Main switchboard telephone number is 0207 935 0702.
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.

News Items
Elections to Council 26/01/2015 Nominations for Regional Representatives to Council in eight regions are being sought. For a full list of regions and information about being a College Trustee please login to the Members Area.
News Items
NICE: Opportunities to join the Cataracts guideline development group 06/01/2015 NICE is recruiting for two consultant ophthalmologists to join its cataract guidelines development group.
News Items
NICE: Opportunities to join the guideline development group (GDG) for Macular Degeneration 06/01/2015 NICE is recruiting for a chair and for two consultant ophthalmologists to join its Macular Degeneration guidelines development group.
College Statements
Use of Avastin (bevacizumab) in age related macular degeneration 15/12/2014 Updated Statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Non College Events
The Royal Photographic Society Combined Royal Colleges Medal Call for Nominations 2015 20/02/2015 - 20/02/2015 The Royal Photographic Society has put out a call for nominations for its Combined Royal Colleges Medal.
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.
Non College Events
Cornea and Oculoplastics Course 05/03/2015 09:00:00 - 06/03/2015 17:00:00 Including Clinical Sessions with an opportunity to examine patients with 'textbook' examples of Corneal and Oculoplastics disorders and diseases.
Frontline Neuro-ophthalmology seminar - Drusen
Neuro-ophthalmology Seminar: "Visual Pathway Disorders" 25/03/2015 09:00:00 - 25/03/2015 16:30:00 Chaired by Mr Mike Burdon This seminar is designed to assist trainees and general ophthalmologists to diagnose and provide initial management for common and/or important disorders of the visual pathway.

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Ophthalmology specific advice & information for appraisers, appraisees, includes FAQs & details of our specialty advice service. >More
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OST Curriculum and Study Guide >More
The College is fundraising to award a second John Lee Fellowship and is delighted to confirm the return of the John Lee Quiz Night on Friday 5 September 2014 at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. >More
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We are unable to register new users to the O.N.E. Network due to the American Academy of Ophthalmologists changing there registration system. As soon as we are given information about administering access rights we will notify members here. Existing users can login below.
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