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 Statement on Intravitreal Ranibizumab injection for the treatment of choroidal neovascularisation secondary to pathological myopia 25/10/2013 View the statement here
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
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),...
Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership Published 14/10/2013 The final report of the partnership has been published to coincide. The RCOphth has been one of the partners and a number of College members have been involved in the process.
Pain, Pus and Poison: The Search for Modern Medicines BBC 4 04/10/2013 Looks analgesics and anaesthetics, and features the story of cocaine as the first local anaesthetic including a clip from 1917 of a cataract operation under cocaine anaesthesia.
Effectiveness of specialty guidance on appraisal and revalidation 03/10/2013 The Academy of Medical Royal Colleges is keen to understand the effectiveness of specialty guidance on appraisal & revalidation. Three surveys will be available until 15 November 2013: one for appraisee), one for appraisers and one for responsible officers.
College Statement on Fluocinolone Acetonide for the treatment of chronic DMO 01/10/2013 View the College Statement on the NICE Final Appraisal Determination on Fluocinolone Acetonide (Illuvien®, Alimera Science) for the treatment of chronic diabetic macular oedema
Age-Related Macular Degeneration: Guidelines for Management 2013 24/09/2013 These Guidelines have now been added to our website. Please visit the Clinical Guidelines page to view them.
Revalidation Support Team Feedback Request 19/09/2013 Many doctors have views on the impact of medical revalidation; this is your opportunity to provide feedback to the NHS Revalidation Support Team on how it affects you.