Standards & Guidance

Our range of high-quality guidance helps to maintain standards in the planning, practice and commissioning of patient care. Our clinical guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations across all aspect of care or of eye conditions; Concise Practice Points make recommendations for less frequent and targeted clinical situations, succinctly describing the scientific and clinical evidence alongside expert input to enhance clinician and patient decision making. Our Commissioning guidance supports eye units to develop services to meet local population needs.

Retinal Vein Occlusion (RVO) Guidelines

This guideline update includes responses to the consultation in October 2021. It incorporates the impact of new imaging modalities and their findings on the management of retinal vein occlusion. The use of intravitreal agents in the management of retinal vein occlusion has been updated to reflect the increasing body of literature on its use along with the impact this treatment has on the natural history and complications of retinal vein occlusion. Scope: diagnostic tools, management, service set up and delivery of optimal care pathway for patients with RVO.

Framework for provision of eye care in special schools in England

This paper produced by SeeAbility, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, the British and Irish Orthoptic Society, the College of Optometrists, the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, supported with advice from the Children’s Vision Service Advisory Group in Wales, provides a framework whereby all children and young people in special schools in England gain equitable access to regular eye care