This standard incorporates the key requirements of NICE guidance for adult cataract surgery to prevent wrong intraocular lens (IOL) insertion and never events in cataract surgery, and expands on these with evidence based and expert consensus views on all aspects of IOL related safety in cataract surgery.
In March 2021, the RCOphth and GIRFT released joint guidance on cataract hubs, based on work in London to establish high volume low complexity (HVLC)/ high flow low complexity (HFLC) sites in several surgical specialties, led by GIRFT with the regional NHSEI team. The cataract hubs which emerged in London (1-2 per system) were not […]
Since the previous edition of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Diabetic Retinopathy Guidelines, population based digital image photographic DR screening programmes have become established throughout the United Kingdom. A number of clinical studies have expanded the understanding of the condition and management of DR. Similarly technological advances in retinal imaging especially the high definition OCT […]
There have been major advances in every aspect of the management of the ophthalmic surgical patient. These include the shift to day care, increased focus on the patient, and the involvement of the entire ophthalmic team in all components of the process. A working party of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Royal College […]
High flow cataract surgery needs to resume now to address the backlog and provide patients with a timely service. Failure to do so will compromise the quality of life for patients. Restoration of cataract services will require a detailed review/redesign of the whole cataract pathway to ensure a safe environment for patients and staff. This […]
This guidance document has been updated to reflect more recent peer-reviewed publications and the scope has been widened to cover all ophthalmic surgery, intravitreal injections, and devices implanted in the eye as part of ophthalmology treatment Acute endophthalmitis is a severe intraocular inflammation presumed to be due to the entry of microbes into the eye […]