The College has been made aware that the manufacturers of Visudyne (verteporfin) are experiencing significant production delays and new stocks of Visudyne will not be available for the UK market until early 2022. Due to the low volume of circulating stock of Visudyne in the UK the Department of Health and Social Care has made the decision to divert the remaining stock to the national ophthalmic oncology centres.
This excellent guidance will help ophthalmologists answer questions they may have when presented with patients with low vision needs, such as “Which patients should be referred to low vision services?”, or “Is there a level of visual acuity below which a patient should be referred?” As in referral for cataract surgery, it depends on the functional vision of the patient, and their visual requirements for daily living.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has developed Age Related Macular Degeneration Commissioning Guidance June 2021. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has accredited the process used by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists to develop this guidance. It sets out the principles and minimum standards of care for AMD to decrease variations of care across AMD services in England and Wales.
The Scientific Committee are looking for suggestions for parallel sessions. These are 60, 90 or 120 minutes long and will take place over the first three days. We would also like suggestions for the subspecialty day on 26 May. At this stage, all we need is a brief synopsis, including aims and objectives and what areas the session will cover. We can accept suggestions that you would like to chair yourself or things you would like to see.
Eye’s 2020 Impact Factor is now 3.775; a big jump up from 2.455 in 2019! The journal’s rank within ophthalmology journals has also changed from 22/60 to 12/62.
In this episode, we speak with Quresh Mohamed, a Consultant Ophthalmologist from Cheltenham. We discuss his paper entitled, ‘Post-injection endophthalmitis rates with reduced povidone-iodine prophylaxis in patients with self-reported iodine sensitivity'.
Do you want to contribute to the new RCOphth Learning Management System (LMS), providing high quality structured learning pathways and coordinated educational programmes to support life-long clinical learning and professional development in a digital ‘one-stop shop’ environment?
The paper reports the findings of the British Childhood Vision Impairment and Blindness study (BCVISG) which relied on ophthalmologists and paediatricians across the UK’s four nations reporting newly diagnosed children with VI/SVIBL through the British Ophthalmological Study Unit (BOSU) and the equivalent national paediatric surveillance unit (BPSU).
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and The College of Optometrists are issuing interim recommendations on routine cataract care to help rapidly increase hospital capacity to see patients with urgent, complex or sight threatening disease.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is pleased to announce the expansion of our prestigious Fellowship in Ophthalmology (FRCOphth) examinations overseas with new international host centres opening in India, Egypt and Trinidad and Tobago in 2022. Applications open from October 2021.