News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.

Meet the College teams at EyeConUK

We’ve planned a programme of information sessions on the College stand during the breaks between sessions. Come along to meet some of our project teams and learn about some of the initiatives you could take part in. You’ll find us at Stand 26.


Michael Roper-Hall

We are sad to report that Michael Roper-Hall, Honorary Fellow of the College, died on 3 May at the age of 100. 


Latest audit figures show increase in numbers and outcomes of cataract procedures

The safety of cataract surgery in the UK is continuing to improve, results from the latest National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) audit – published today – show. Data gathered from 177 centres over a 12-month period to 31 March 2023 indicate that fewer than 1 in 200 patients experience substantial reduction in vision following cataract surgery. The major complication of surgery (posterior capsule rupture or PCR) is occurring in less than 1% of operations.

Join our AGM 2024

The 36th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists takes place on Tuesday 21 May at 10.45am at the ICC in Belfast. The AGM will be held as part of our 2024 Annual Congress. All members are invited to attend.