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What is an Ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a medically trained doctor who commonly acts as both physician and surgeon. (S)he examines, diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries in and around the eye. Ophthalmologists undergo extensive training, a typical training route is: Entry into a medical school with at least 3 excellent A levels 5 years at a medical school

Eye health professionals raise alarm over reports of growing number of patients denied cataract surgery

Royal College of Ophthalmologists, College of Optometrists, OpticalConfederation and Local Optical Committee Support Unit issue joint statement London, 13 August 2012 The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has expressed its concern over reports that patients in more than half of PCTs in England are being denied cataract surgery unless their ability to read the optometrists’ test