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External clinical guidelines

The aims of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists are to educate and train medical practitioners in the science and practice of ophthalmology and to set and maintain standards. The following guidelines, published by other organisations, are relevant to ophthalmologists and those working in the ophthalmic sector. We welcome suggestions for other suitable guidelines relevant to

NICE revision of Glaucoma Clinical Guidelines

NICE are in the process of revising Clinical Guideline CG85 ‘Glaucoma: Diagnosis and Management’, published in April 2009. The final scope of the proposed revision is available to read online via the NICE website. Key areas that will be covered in the revision include: The diagnostic accuracy of tests used for the provisional and definitive

RCOphth concerned at the continued restriction of second eye cataract surgery by CCGs

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is concerned to hear that there continues to be a restriction of second eye cataract surgery by some CCGs. The RCOphth stresses that the decision to perform second eye cataract surgery should be based entirely on clinical need. A report by the Scottish Health Technologies Group (Healthcare Improvement Scotland) identified evidence

Clinical Guidelines

RCOphth Clinical Guidelines The aim of College Clinical Guidelines is to identify the best medical evidence, set standards of patient care and ensure patient safety, providing a benchmark for outcomes within which high quality Ophthalmology can be practiced in the UK health service. Our guidelines are systematically generated to help clinicians make better decisions about appropriate healthcare