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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

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes newly elected Professor Bernie Chang as President

Jun 04
2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Bernie Chang to the office of President of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is currently a consultant ophthalmologist with a special interest in Oculoplastics, Lacrimal and Orbital Surgery in Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Bernie has been serving the College in a number of roles

  • 4 June 2020

RCOphth national trainee survey 2019

Jun 03
2020

Since the last national ophthalmology trainee survey was conducted in 2014, the UK government introduced a new junior doctor contract (JDC) whilst demand for ophthalmology services has risen to unprecedented levels. To assess the impact of these and other factors on Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST), a follow-up 25-question online survey was conducted. Despite a high

  • 3 June 2020