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RCOphth COVID-19 Clinical guidance and national information

RCOphth is publishing continually updated guidance and advice for ophthalmology services during the COVID-19 pandemic. On this page are clinical guidance and national advice. For guidance on recovery and restoration of services, visit RCOphth guidance on restoring ophthalmology services For webinars and podcasts related to COVID-19, visit COVID-19 e-resources   INFORMATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS

Laser and refractive surgery covered by new GMC guidance on cosmetic surgery

Refractive surgery is primarily functional rather than cosmetic, but both refractive and cosmetic surgical procedures share key attributes setting them apart from other areas of routine medical intervention: they are entirely elective and predominantly self-funded. Accordingly, the GMC has advised that their April 2016 ‘Guidance for Doctors who offer Cosmetic Interventions’ should also apply to