This document concentrates on the commissioning and provision of eye health and ophthalmology services in England. It is intended to provide an overview of what should be in place across the eye health service system.
For adult patients with mental capacity to give valid consent to Yag laser capsulotomy
For adult patients with mental capacity to give valid consent to a Course of injections into back of the eye / Intravitreal injections
This guidance is for the commissioning of emergency eye care in England for adult patients.
This document, based on published evidence and consensus expert opinion, is designed to indicate how EMRs can be expected to best support the aims of the Royal College and its members in providing high quality ophthalmic care.
This document intends to provide a glossary and basic introduction to the multiple facets of healthcare informatics and provides references for further reading.
This standard incorporates the key requirements of NICE guidance for adult cataract surgery to prevent wrong intraocular lens (IOL) insertion and never events in cataract surgery, and expands on these with evidence based and expert consensus views on all aspects of IOL related safety in cataract surgery.
This document gives commissioners a checklist for quality standards that the RCOphth has developed for ophthalmology services across the UK. This can be used to inform discussions and provide an assessment of the quality of clinical services provided.
Disorders of the retina requiring a surgical approach are common (retinal detachment, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, severe diabetic retinopathy etc.) and care is largely delivered in the secondary care setting although cases may be identified in primary care, primary care ophthalmology, and general ophthalmic services. Vitreoretinal (VR) service standards in this document apply to the care of these conditions which are most appropriately managed in a dedicated VR service.in the hospital setting.