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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

RCOphth response to NHS England’s Call to Action

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists recommends consultant ophthalmologist-led eye health services to overcome capacity issues and reduce sight loss A response to NHS England’s Call to Action – ‘Improving eye health and reducing sight loss’ The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is the professional body that represents ophthalmologists, who are medically qualified eye doctors in the

Public Health Outcome Data for Certificate of Vision Impairment

The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) data update for August 2014 has been published by Public Health England (PHE) for the data period 2012/2013. The data are presented in an interactive data tool that allows users to view data in a user-friendly format. The data tool also provides links to further supporting and relevant information