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New guidance released with the College of Optometrists on the use of non-contact tonometry to measure intra-ocular pressure during COVID-19

Jun 16
2020

The RCOphth and CoO have updated guidance on the use of NCT based on new evidence showing there is a low likelihood of viral particles in the tears and conjunctiva, even in those with active COVID-19 infection or conjunctivitis. The revised advice is it does not pose a significant risk and standard infection control precautions apply.

  • 16 June 2020

NHS England/Improvement survey – capturing beneficial changes to care

Jun 11
2020

COVID-19 has changed healthcare delivery in the UK and in response new and innovative ways of working have been rapidly developed across the NHS. As we move into the next phase of NHS recovery, NHSEI wants to ensure beneficial changes to care are captured and embedded in services so that future patients benefit over the

  • 11 June 2020

New apps to test children’s eyesight need robust assessment

Jun 09
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the British & Irish Orthoptic Society have released rapid advice regarding the use of vision testing apps for children during the pandemic lockdown and recovery of services.  During this time, the hospital eye service has severely limited capacity and has put in measures to reduce exposure of patients to

  • 9 June 2020

NEW Webinar: Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery

Jun 04
2020

Ophthalmology is facing significant capacity challenges brought about by the COVID pandemic and ophthalmologists need to plan restoration of cataract surgery whilst dealing with the challenges of COVID transmission prevention. This has led to some surgeons and units to reconsider the role of immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) and whether this can help to

  • 4 June 2020

Review your Cataract Audit data by 24 June 2020

Jun 04
2020

Contributing surgeons and centres are invited to validate their cataract audit data on the RCOphth NOD Audit website by Wednesday, 24 June 2020 The data analysis has been completed for the fourth prospective audit data collection period, 01 September 2018 to 31 August 2019. Contributing surgeons and centres can now view their data behind the

  • 4 June 2020