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MHRA Drug Safety Update Risperidone & paliperidone:risk of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome in patients undergoing cataract surgery 02/12/2013 Cases of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) during cataract surgery have been reported in patients taking the atypical antipsychotics risperidone or paliperidone. IFIS may increase the risk of eye complications during and after cataract surgery.
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Eye health survey launched to understand levels of awareness amongst GPs and practice teams 28/11/2013 An eye health survey by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and the UK Vision Strategy partnership has been launched to understand the current levels of awareness amongst General Practitioners (GPs) and primary healthcare teams in managing the eye health of their patients and the needs of their patients with sight loss.
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NHS England: Collegesí new guidance will help reduce avoidable sight loss 25/11/2013 New joint guidance between The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the College of Optometrists recommends how to improve services in three key areas: urgent eye care, age-related macular degeneration and low vision.
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NHS England launches major exercise to shape the future of specialised services 12/11/2013 The scoping event will be held in London on 9 December. Anybody who is interested in being involved in the debate about the future of specialised services and wishes to apply for a place should email dorothy.chen@shca.info.
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Register as a stakeholder for information on specialised services in ophthalmology 29/10/2013 NHS England are encouraging stakeholders to sign up to receive information on specialised services for ophthalmology. Stakeholders will be kept up to date with commissioning developments and asked for their views on commissioning policies for specialised services.
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President's Election 2014 25/10/2013 The election of the Tenth President (2014 – 2017) of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists is under way. There are eight candidates and you can view their statements and help shape the future of your College by voting. The Ballot is being organised by Electoral Reform Services (ERS) and is by...
College Statements
College Statement on NICE Guidance on Ocriplasmin 25/10/2013 View the amended College Statement on the NICE final appraisal determination on Ocriplasmin for treating vitreomacular traction - originally published on 17th September 2013
Additions to the Website
Quality Standards Development Tools published 23/10/2013 The College's Quality Standards Group has updated its suite of simple self-assessment tools for the following clinical services:  Cataract, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), diabetic retinopathy (Scotland), age-related macular degeneration (AMD),...

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