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Take part in our retinal vein occlusion guidelines update consultation

27 September 2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) invites all ophthalmologists, clinicians and allied health professionals involved in eye care to take part in our consultation on the retinal vein occlusion guidelines update.

The updated retinal vein occlusion guideline incorporates the impact of new imaging modalities and findings on the management of retinal vein occlusion.

Responding to the increasing body of literature

The use of intravitreal agents in the management of retinal vein occlusion has been updated to reflect the increasing body of literature on its use along with the impact this treatment has on the natural history and complications of retinal vein occlusion.

Retinal vein occlusion occurs when there is an obstruction to the outflow of blood from the retina. This can occur in a branch resulting in a branch retinal vein occlusion or centrally resulting in a central retinal vein occlusion.

Consultation documents

The consultation documents outline key recommendations and good practice points for implementation, current practice and why there is scope for change, and the process used to develop this guideline.

Download key documents relating to this consultation:

How to respond to the retinal vein occlusion guidelines update consultation

Seeking views of RCOphth members and other key stakeholders is a vital part of developing clinical guidelines and other documents. We encourage you to express your views and share details of this consultation with colleagues.

  • Use the Comments form to send your comments to us
  • Comments must be submitted by 17:00 on 1 November 2021
  • Send your completed form to [email protected]

Consultation period: 27 September 2021 to 1 November 2021 17:00

Retinal vein occlusion guidelines 2021 webinar

This free hour-long webinar will include the epidemiology, investigation and impact of new imaging modalities.

The panel will engage in detailed discussions surrounding the use of intravitreal agents and the impact on the management of patients with retinal vein occlusion. The panel includes Professor Sobha Sivaprasad, Stephen J Talks and Luke Nicholson.

Date: 26 October 2021

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More information about RCOphth guidelines

Our guidelines are systematically generated to help clinicians make better decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific eye disorders, enhancing clinician and patient decision making by describing and appraising the scientific evidence and reasoning behind clinical recommendations.

Read RCOphth guidelines

RCOphth guideline recommendations are agreed via consensus of the guideline development group (GDG). In addition, we undertake consultation with key stakeholders to ensure high quality Ophthalmology can be practiced in the UK health service. International eye care practitioners may also find our guidelines useful to support their practice.

Questions or comments

If you have any further queries regarding this consultation process, please contact Beth Barnes, Head of Professional Support at [email protected].