Academic Ophthalmic Research - everything you need to know

  • 10 Feb 2022
  • Academic Subcommittee

The Academic Subcommittee is delighted to have worked on the new website to improve the visibility of academic research in ophthalmology and its importance to innovation and patient care.  The new website provided an opportunity to dedicate a section to ophthalmic and vision sciences research and academic ophthalmology.

The new information on the website ‘looks both ways’ by providing information and resources to support all ophthalmologists at any career stage becoming more research active, as well as to those training or practising as academic ophthalmologists.  These include ‘top tips’ for getting started in research, advice on how to be a successful eye care innovator and a ‘frequently asked questions’ guide for academic trainees.

Jugnoo Rahi, Academic Subcommittee Chair

At a time of considerable change in the NHS and the Government’s new Clinical Research Vision and with the impact of the pandemic on ophthalmic and vision sciences research becoming clearer, two important and complementary reports set out RCOphth’s vision for and commitments to ophthalmic and vision sciences research and to academic ophthalmology. Ophthalmic Research by All considers the opportunities and challenges for all ophthalmologists to be more research active, whilst Advancing Academic Ophthalmology articulates the challenges faced by the subspecialty and the RCOphth’s response to these.

Check out the new sections on the website, which the Academic Subcommittee will continue to update and develop the content to meet the needs of all ophthalmologists.  Send your suggestions to [email protected]

Ophthalmic Research for All

Academic Ophthalmology Careers