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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.

News Items
RCOphth Membership Survey 11/07/2014 The College is asking members to feedback their views and opinions on the services and work of the College.
Press Releases
Improving eye health and reducing sight loss – A ‘Call to Action’ 12/06/2014 Patients, professionals and the public are being invited to have their say by NHS England, in a debate around the provision of eye health services.
Additions to the Website
New CPD online diary reporting tool 01/07/2014 The College has launched a new reporting tool which will enable CPD users to produce a detailed report of their CPD diary based on a filtered search. The report is separate from the CPD point’s certificate as it displays the CPD records in detail including the start and end date, the review...
News Items
Update on Moorfields Pharmaceuticals situation 24/06/2014 As most of you are aware, Moorfields Pharmaceuticals, our pharmacy manufacturing arm has had to restrict production of its specials range while it addresses some issues relating to its manufacturing operations.  The restriction of manufacture is now starting to cause difficulties across the UK...
Curriculum Based Courses
Cornea Curriculum Based Course 17/07/2014 - 18/07/2014 Two day Cornea course led by Prof Harminder Dua with Dalia Said and Senthil Maharajan
Glaucoma Surgery - Balancing Safety and Success 16/09/2014 - 16/09/2014 In this one day seminar, the central role of augmented 'safe' trabeculectomy will be discussed, with particular reference to identifying high risk patients and how to avoid serious complications whilst ensuring a good IOP lowering effect. The role of alternative surgical approaches, in particular 'large' aqueous shunts along with non-penetrating techniques and newer micro-invasive surgical techniques will be discussed. An approach to learning and teaching glaucoma surgery will also be detailed.
Frontline Neuro-ophthalmology seminar - Drusen
Frontline Neuro-Ophthalmology 24/09/2014 - 24/09/2014 This seminar is aimed at all grades of Ophthalmologists and Neurologists who wish to improve their knowledge and diagnostic skills in Neuro-Ophthalmology. The day will provide interactive case discussions, key point lectures on the approach to the afferent and efferent systems and how to identify the urgent from the routine.
NIHR Master Class for Industry Supported Research 07/10/2014 - 07/10/2014 The National Institute of Health Clinical Research Network in collaboration with the RCOphth is offering a Research Master Class for Industry supported research. This interactive workshop is designed to help you improve collaboration with industry, identify strategies to achieve successful site selection and improve delivery of commercial research.

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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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