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Wet AMD patients’ injections and appointments during Coronavirus pandemic

Mar 20

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Macular Society have issued the following important information for patients having treatment for Wet AMD or other conditions needing intravitreal injections during the Coronavirus pandemic The NHS and the government are putting in place changes and recommendations in our daily lives to cope with the Coronavirus situation and

  • 20 March 2020

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19 – a joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists

Mar 19

Recent reports have suggested that COVID-19 may cause conjunctivitis, and it is known that viral particles can be found in tears, which has caused some concern amongst eye health professionals. It is recognised that any upper respiratory tract infection may result in viral conjunctivitis as a secondary complication, and this is also the case with COVID-19. However, it

  • 19 March 2020

Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the Budget 2020

Mar 13

RCOphth President, Mike Burdon responded to the measures outlined in the spring statement, stating: ‘RCOphth has long listened to and expressed concerns on behalf of its members regarding the annual allowance threshold for pensions and we welcome the Chancellor’s decision to raise them. ‘Our General Election Manifesto highlighted that nearly a quarter of ophthalmologists are

  • 13 March 2020

Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) launches with Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT)

Mar 04

The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) has now been developed into an Ophthalmic Practitioner Training (OPT), and is ready to be implemented in all units. The OPT, based on the OCCCF, trains postgraduate orthoptists, optometrists and ophthalmic nurses in secondary care to develop their skills in cataract, glaucoma, medical retina or emergency eye care.

  • 4 March 2020

Eye health experts call for urgent action on hospital eyecare to reduce delays and improve patient safety

Feb 07

The Association of Optometrists (AOP), The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have joined forces to issue a statement outlining steps to tackle increasing pressure on hospital eye departments in England. Calling on NHS England leaders, the organisations are urging that new models of eyecare with adequate funding, are introduced in a

  • 7 February 2020