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AQP in elective services, requalification of existing independent sector providers

Dec 17
2013

NHS England advice on requalification of existing independent sector providers from March 2014.

  • 17 December 2013

MHRA Drug Safety Update Risperidone & paliperidone:risk of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome in patients undergoing cataract surgery

Dec 02
2013

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has issued a Drug Safety Update to alert medical professionals to cases of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome (IFIS) during cataract surgery  reported in patients taking the atypical antipsychotics risperidone or paliperidone. IFIS may increase the risk of eye complications during and after cataract surgery Risperidone & paliperidone:risk of

  • 2 December 2013

Intravitreal ranibizumab injection for the treatment of choroidal neovascularisation secondary to pathological myopia

Nov 28
2013

College Statement The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the decision by The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to recommend Ranibizumab 0.5 mg intravitreal injection as an option for treating visual impairment due to choroidal neovascularisation secondary to pathological myopia. Prior to this decision there has been limited / variable access to anti-VEGF

  • 28 November 2013

NHS England: College’s guidance will help to reduce avoidable sight loss

Nov 25
2013

Dr David Geddes, Head of Primary Care Commissioning for NHS England, has urged health commissioners to use new guidance published today by the College of Optometrists and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to improve the quality and efficiency of eye health services. Dr Geddes says: “We can now treat more and more of the diseases

  • 25 November 2013

Setting Priorities for Eye Research Final Report

Oct 14
2013

The College has been involved in the Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership. This report was published in October 2013. Sight Loss and Vision Priority Setting Partnership FINAL REPORT

  • 14 October 2013