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RCOphth launches guidance on Low Vision: the essential guide for ophthalmologists

Jul 22
2021

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

  • 22 July 2021

CCEHC survey highlights need for low vision services review

Jul 22
2021

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) which represents the major clinical professions and sight loss charity organisations in the eye-care sector, has conducted a survey on the commissioning and provision of low vision assessment services in England. The survey was conducted for five weeks from 5th April 2021 to gain an understanding of the impact

  • 22 July 2021

Drugs Shortage: Continuing shortage of Visudyne (verteporfin)

Jul 22
2021

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

  • 22 July 2021

New Guidance for Commissioning Age Related Macular Degeneration Services

Jul 21
2021

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

  • 21 July 2021

Are you the next Chair of our International Medical Graduates (IMG) Sub-committee?

Jul 20
2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists act as a sponsoring body for International Medical Graduates (IMG) who wish to spend time undertaking part of their training in ophthalmology in the United Kingdom. The College established a Dual Sponsorship Scheme in April 1994 to enable International Medical Graduates of exceptional ability to come to the UK for

  • 20 July 2021