Update of the ophthalmic imaging guidance

  • 17 Feb 2021
  • RCOphth

Ophthalmic imaging is an integral part of the work of all ophthalmic departments ensuring the findings from clinical ocular examinations are recorded in an objective, reproducible, transmissible and durable manner.

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It also facilitates identification of anatomical and disease features not readily visible with standard examination techniques.

It is essential to the diagnosis, treatment, and long-term monitoring of many ocular conditions.  In addition, it plays a central role in ophthalmic disease screening, teaching, clinical trials and in virtual clinics and telemedicine.

Updated guidance

Our updated guidance provides an overview of the current state of available ophthalmic imaging technologies and their clinical applications. It also provides recommendations regarding minimum ophthalmic imaging requirements for hospital eye services.

Read this updated guidance as well as other recent updates in the Standards & Guidelines section of the website.

Ophthalmic imaging is a rapidly changing field

The range and sophistication of ophthalmic imaging technologies have increased rapidly in recent years and readers should note this is a rapidly changing field.

The Eye journal recently highlighted the power of ophthalmic imaging with it’s January 2021 special issue ‘Imaging’, a video which focuses on one specific article from the special issue ‘Aqueous humour outflow imaging: seeing is believing’ and on 9th February holding an Ocular Imaging Day in Twitter.

Read Eye’s ‘Imaging’ Special Issue