The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report and recommendations into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report i2017/012 ‘Investigation into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens’1. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the NHS with over 400,000 being carried out every year in the UK. It greatly enhances quality of life by restoring sight.
Ophthalmic Services Guidance
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is the guardian of excellence in ophthalmology. It aims to set standards in all aspects of ophthalmology to achieve high-quality care and protect patient safety. Ophthalmic services guidance is intended to inform ophthalmologists and those managing eye services how to best provide services, clearly identifying standards of practice to be