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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes Senedd inquiry focussing on management of ophthalmic outpatients across Wales

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recently took the opportunity to provide a statement as part of The Royal College of Physicians response to the Welsh Assembly (Senedd) Public Accounts Committee inquiry into the management of follow up outpatients across Wales. It is important that the committee recognises the very real risk of loss of

Look out for new 2018 BOSU study on sight loss and deterioration caused by delay in ophthalmic review or treatment

Last year, RCOphth published research from a British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU) study conducted during 2015 -16. The research found that up to 14 patients per month suffered preventable loss of vision through hospital initiated delays, with a likelihood of the true rate being between 16 and 22 cases per month. Since publication in Eye (Vol 31,

BOSU News: No 32. Spring 2018

Welcome to the first BOSU News for 2018. This year marks our coming of age as we enter our 21st year of rare disease surveillance in the UK. In this issue we have summarised the results of our 20-year evaluation. The most noteworthy of which are the high levels of utilisation of study findings and

BOSU Surveillance Study Bursary

With the kind support from The Red Trust and the Ross Foundation, the BOSU is once again offering three research bursaries of £6000 to support ophthalmologists in training to undertake an epidemiological study of a rare eye condition through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit or the Scottish Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit. The objective for these awards

BOSU report shows patients losing sight to follow-up appointment delays

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes a surveillance report of patients losing vision due to delays in treatment and follow-up appointments The research, conducted through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU), found patients suffering permanent and severe visual loss due to health service initiated delays1.  The research involving all UK consultant ophthalmologists, showed that up to 22