Welcome to the new RCOphth website

Find out more about our brand new website.

X

News & Views

Read the latest RCOphth news updates and guidance here.

News

New Guidance for Commissioning Age Related Macular Degeneration Services

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.

News

RCOphth Annual Congress 2022 – Call for sessions

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.

News

First national epidemiological study in childhood visual disability (BCVISG) wins Ulverscroft David Owen prize

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).

News

International expansion of prestigious FRCOphth examinations

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.

News

Carrie MacEwen appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire

Congratulations to Professor Caroline MacEwen DBE MD FRCOphth FRCS, who has been appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to Ophthalmology and Healthcare Leadership during the Covid-19 Response. Professor MacEwen is a former President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and former Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

News

We are recruiting a Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) Ophthalmologists Group Chair

The Staff and Associate Specialist (SAS) Ophthalmologists Group (SAS Group) is an integral to the work of the College supporting members in Staff Grade, Associate Specialist, Specialty Doctor (SAS) and other non-consultant non-training grades. It has a voice on all major College Committees to represent SAS ophthalmologists’ opinions to the College. Lead the RCOphth’s SAS Committee continuing and expanding on the Committee’s success in raising and addressing concerns of SAS ophthalmologists.