Quality Standards Group draft self-assessment tools for clinical services 22/12/2010 Feedback on draft self assessment forms for clinical services requested.
MHRA Device Alert: 1-Day Acuvue Contact Lenses 21/12/2010 MHRA Device Alert: 1-Day Acuvue TruEye Contact Lenses manufactured by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) MDA/2010/093
College response to EU consultation on revision of the tobacco labelling directive 20/12/2010 View the College's response to the EU consultation on revision of tobacco labelling directive here
Election for College President 20/12/2010 The untimely death of Mr Lee means that there will be an election for the ninth College President which will be run by the Electoral Reform Services (ERS).
COLLEGES MEET FOR INNOVATIVE JOINT SUMMIT ON GLAUCOMA 20/12/2010 Over 30 optometrists, ophthalmologists, patients and policy makers came together on Tuesday 14 December at a joint College of Optometrists/Royal College of Ophthalmologists event on quality and efficiency in glaucoma care.
Joint Group on NICE Glaucoma Guideline publishes revised Guidance 20/12/2010 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists Joint Group on NICE Glaucoma Guideline has published revised guidance on the referral of Glaucoma suspects by community optometrists and supplementary guidance on supervision in relation to glaucoma-related care by optometrists.
College Statement on the report from the NICE on Bevacizumab (Avastin) for eye conditions 07/12/2010 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is encouraged that the report published by NICE following a workshop with relevant stakeholders has emphasised the importance of looking at the safety and quality of bevacizumab in addition to cost considerations. http://www.nice.org.uk/newsroom/pressreleases/...
Annual Evidence Update - Glaucoma 22/11/2010 NHS Evidence – eyes and vision has released its 2010 update on Glaucoma Chronic open-angle glaucoma (COAG) is a blinding condition, attributable to about 10% of UK blindness registrations. It is often asymptomatic until severe visual damage has occurred, with or without raised intra-ocular...
Election Voting Rights 16/11/2010 The RCOphth President’s Elections The President of the College, by statutes, shall be elected by the membership of the College. This membership as determined by Council includes Fellows, Members and Diplomates in good standing who have attained such membership by examinations or election and...
Joint Summit on Glaucoma 08/11/2010 The College of Optometrists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists have today announced a joint summit on quality and efficiency in glaucoma care.