John Lee Fellowship Quiz Night 24/05/2013 The College is arranging a quiz night to raise funds for the MRC & RCOphth John Lee Fellowship after the Admission Ceremony on 6 September 2013.
College Vacancy - Communications Manager 17/05/2013 The College is recruiting a Communications Manager who will play a critical role in setting the strategic direction for communications, building the College brand and developing membership engagement.
College Statement on Intravitreal Ranibizumab Injection for treatment of MO secondary to RVO 16/05/2013 View the College Statement on intravitreal ranibizumab injection for the treatment of macular oedema secondary to retinal vein occlusion in response to the NICE recommendations
The Annual General Meeting 2013 13/05/2013 The Annual General Meeting 2013 will be held on Wednesday 22nd May, during the Annual Congress. The agenda and supporting documents can be found in the members' area.
Preservative-free (PF) TrusoptŪ (dorzolamide hydrochloride) eye drops 13/05/2013 MSD has informed the Royal College of Ophthalmologists that there are now a limited number of preservative-free (PF) TrusoptŪ (dorzolamide hydrochloride) eye drops presently available in the UK. In light of this and the fact that it is a limited supply, The College would like to advise you of the recommended best use of this medication.
College Statement: Update on Fluocinolone Acetonide for indication of Chronic Macular Oedema 10/05/2013 View the College's response to the NICE rapid review of Iluvien for the indication of chronic macular oedema here.
Diet study clarifies optimal nutrient formula for protecting against AMD 07/05/2013 Adding Omega 3 fatty acids to the formulation of nutritional supplements of patients at high risk of AMD does not further reduce the risk of progression to advanced AMD, according to a multi centre study by the US National Institutes of Health and published by the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Sustainability in Ophthalmology 03/05/2013 This addition to the Ophthalmic Services Guidance Suite has been created by a group of people from a wide variety of disciplines to inform, guide, provoke thought and offer practical solutions to some of the sustainability issues within ophthalmology.
O.N.E. Network Access 02/05/2013 College Membership confers free access to the American Academy of Ophthalmology O.N.E. Network.
College Statement on intra-ocular injections by non-medical health care professionals 01/05/2013 As a treatment evolves it becomes an increasing challenge to ensure it is available in a timely fashion to all who need it. Meeting this challenge often includes training non-medical personnel to undertake tasks previously undertaken by doctors. There are precedents for this in many areas of health care. This document outlines the College views on whether intravitreal injections of anti-VEGF agents should be given by appropriately trained HCPs.