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Ophthalmology

Bayer Ophthalmology Honours launched at Annual Congress 2015

Bayer launches its new awards programme which aims to recognise and celebrate outstanding work in ophthalmology in the UK Newbury, Monday 18 May 2015 – A new awards programme, Bayer Ophthalmology Honours, has been launched today by Bayer HealthCare at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Annual Congress. The programme aims to recognise and celebrate, on an

HRH The Duke of York, KG officially opens the new headquarters of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Duke, patron of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, opened the new home of the College on Friday 6 March and took a tour of the state-of-the-art training and skills centre, reviewing some aspects of the training required by medical doctors to qualify as ophthalmologists of the future. Professor Carrie MacEwen, the tenth President of

Education & Training

Ophthalmologists undergo extensive training and the typical training route for would-be ophthalmologists is: five years at medical school leading to a degree in medicine – Thinking about a career in Ophthalmology  two years as a newly-qualified doctor – Foundation Training programme seven years of Ophthalmic Specialist Training (OST) The College is integral to the training of ophthalmologists and

What is ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system. The eye, its surrounding structures and the visual system can be affected by a number of clinical conditions. Ophthalmology involves diagnosis and therapy of such conditions, along with microsurgery. Eye health services are becoming

The College

The College acts as the voice of the profession, we set the curriculum and examinations for trainee ophthalmologists, provide training in eye surgery, maintain standards in the practice of ophthalmology, and promote research and advance science in the specialty.  Ophthalmologists are at the forefront of eye health services because of their extensive training and experience