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RCOphth President responds to HSIB report on lack of timely monitoring for patients with glaucoma

Jan 09
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists would like to thank the patient who was willing to participate in important investigations, such as this report carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) despite the devastating impact on her quality of life as a result of her sight loss. The hospital investigated is not identified in

  • 9 January 2020

National Ophthalmology Database receives funding boost

Jan 06
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is delighted to announce that the National Ophthalmology Database Audit (NOD) has received further funding for 2020. The contribution provided by Bausch + Lomb for the calendar year of 2020, will help ensure the continued aims of the audit to facilitate the highest standards of quality assurance and improvement in patient care

  • 6 January 2020

Safety Alert – Zeiss Lucia 611P intraocular lens

Apr 10
2019

The College has been made aware of two ophthalmic units with a run of a small number of cases of fibrin membrane deposition in association with the Zeiss Lucia 611P intraocular lens. In these cases, the patients presented from a few days up to 6 weeks postoperatively, with a painless white eye, very mild or

  • 10 April 2019

NICE publishes serious eye disorders quality standard

Feb 12
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the quality standard but believes the implementation will be challenging for the overwhelmed hospital eye service.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first quality standard looking at serious eye disorders, covering the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

  • 12 February 2019

Public registration open to register to observe the Quality Standards Advisory committee meeting for serious eye disorders

Jun 13
2018

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened the public registration facility to observe the Quality Standards Advisory committee meeting for serious eye disorders on the NICE website. Registration can be completed via https://www.nice.org.uk/event/qsac1-july-2018 and will close on Thursday 21 June 2018.  NICE are not able to accept late requests to observe this meeting. As

  • 13 June 2018