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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.

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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.
News Items
Ophthalmic Specials Guidance Updated 15/08/2014 Guidance for prescribing unlicensed medicines. The guidance is primarily for healthcare professionals, but patients are encouraged to ask their doctor, consultant or pharmacist about the medicines that they are prescribed, both licensed and unlicensed.
Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium
Research Fellowships opportunities at PhD and post-doctoral levels 06/08/2014 The Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium is a group of eye health organisations working to strengthen eye health services and the quality of eye health care across the Commonwealth. We are giving eye health workers based in low and middle-income Commonwealth countries the opportunity to apply for a small number of Research Fellowships
Additions to the Website
Seminar Reports 06/08/2014 View the latest report on the Global Ophthalmology Seminar held in June 2014
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Non College Events
The Unseen: documentary film showing 06/09/2014 14:00:00 - 06/09/2014 17:00:00 Screening of a documentary film about childhood visual impairment followed by a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Glaucoma
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.
Seminars
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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