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Atlas of variation in risk factors and healthcare for vision in England

Aug 18

This new ‘Vision Atlas’ represents the first Public Health England (PHE) output solely focused on eye health. Ophthalmology is the largest outpatient specialty in England. The atlas shows there were 9 million outpatient attendances for vision in 2019/20. Look at the Atlas of variation New analyses of hospital eye services The atlas brings together 32

  • 18 August 2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologist’s Academic Sub-committee opens applications for the 2022 Nettleship Medal

Aug 10

The Nettleship Medal is a prestigious award established on Mr Edward Nettleship’s retirement from practice in 1901. A fund was inaugurated by his friends and pupils with the object of founding an Edward Nettleship Prize for the encouragement of scientific ophthalmic work. The 2022 Nettleship Medal A silver-gilt medal and cheque for £500.00 are awarded

  • 10 August 2021

Wojciech Karwatowski is elected chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning

Aug 03

Congratulations to Wojciech Karwatowski who has been elected as the new chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council. Wojciech is a consultant ophthalmologist at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Chair of the Local Eye Health Network for Leicestershire and Lincolnshire and is also

  • 3 August 2021

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists launch NEW joint vision for delivering eye care services across the UK

Jul 26

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) continue to review the ongoing impact of the pandemic on eye services across primary and secondary care. Following on from the joint vision statement for England published in August 2020, both Colleges have reviewed and built on the learnings over the past year resulting

  • 26 July 2021

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

Jul 22

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