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The Ulverscroft David Owen Award 2020 opens for applications

Nov 11
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to open the second Ulverscroft David Owen Award. In memory of David Owen who chaired the Ulverscroft Foundation, the College and the Foundation are offering £500 prize in recognition of high-quality research in paediatric ophthalmology. Last year’s award went to Lola Solebo for her study into IOL implants

  • 11 November 2019

Prestigious £100,000 IGA and RCOphth research grant launched

Oct 04
2019

There are 700,000 people in the UK living with glaucoma, an eye disease that without treatment typically causes loss of vision.  Over the next ten years, glaucoma cases are predicted to rise by 22% and over 20 years by 44%.  Research is vital to improve understanding of glaucoma and develop innovative and sight-saving treatments. The

  • 4 October 2019

Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

Nov 20
2018

76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research Long-term strategy is ‘crucial’ to transforming treatment and ‘ease burden on the NHS’ A new report published today highlights

  • 20 November 2018

Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening

Aug 28
2018

In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices

  • 28 August 2018

RCOphth endorses the APPG report ‘See the Light’ that highlights continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Jun 11
2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment report, ‘See the Light’, but says the crisis is not new Patients across England are losing sight due to delayed and cancelled eye care appointments The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), a key partner in the development of the ‘See the Light’

  • 11 June 2018