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UK Vision Strategy eye health and sight loss statistics report for England 18/02/2014 The report brings together data for England on all aspects of eye health and sight loss and is a useful overview of available information.
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Class 2 Medicines Recall (action within 48 hours): COSOPT Preservative-Free, 20mg/ml +5mg/ml, eye drops, solution, single-dose container - Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (EL (14)A/02) 17/02/2014 Merck Sharp and Dohme is recalling specific batches of COSOPT Preservative-Free, 20mg/ml +5mg/ml, eye drops solution due to an increase in the number of adverse events and product complaints relating to difficulties with administration received following the introduction of this ‘winged’ presentation in July 2013.
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Annual Congress Sponsorship Scheme 10/02/2014 We still have one complementary registration available to the Annual Congress for colleagues from developing countries. A local 'sponsor' should apply on behalf of the delegate. View full details here
Press Releases
Survey results show under resourced eye clinics put patients' sight at risk 21/01/2014 Thousands of elderly people with eye disease are receiving poor or very poor NHS services according to a survey of hospital ophthalmologists.
Press Releases
Sheffield Study warns of eye damage from misuse of laser products 16/01/2014 ‘Toy’ Laser Macular Burns In Children published in Eye today, the scientific journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists is the first case series study of paediatric patients who were seen for injury to their eyes due to misuse of novelty laser products. All the patients were from Sheffield and aged between 8 and 15 years old.
The Royal Photographic Society Combined Royal Colleges Medal Call for Nominations 2014 15/01/2014 The Royal Photographic Society has put out a call for nominations for its Combined Royal Colleges Medal. The Medal is awarded for an outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical photography or the wider field of medical imaging.
College Statements
UK National Screening Committee policy on Vision defects screening in children 14/01/2014 The College supports the NSC recommendation that screening for visual impairment in children, between the ages of 4 and 5 years, should be offered by an orthoptic-led service.
College Statements
College statement in response to NICE positive draft guidance for Eylea for macular oedema secondary to CRVO 06/01/2014 View the College statement in response to NICE positive draft guidance for Eylea® for macular oedema secondary to CRVO
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MHRA Drug Safety Alert: Dorzolomide hydrochloride/timolol maleate (Cosopt) preservative-free single-dose eye drops: reports of eye injury 06/01/2014 Dorzolomide hydrochloride/timolol maleate (Cosopt) preservative-free single-dose eye drops are used to treat glaucoma.The MHRA is aware of 69 complaints in the UK with this product after the introduction of a new design of dropper in July 2013. These reports include scratches to the cornea, and difficulty in administration of the drops onto the eye.

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