Standards & Guidance

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists develops high quality resources including clinical guidelines, commissioning guidance and recommendations to maintain standards of patient care.

Reopening and redeveloping ophthalmology services during Covid recovery – Interim guidance

This document aims to support decision making and, where possible, provide guidance on how to reopen ophthalmology services after the Covid pandemic lockdown. Its purpose is to support ophthalmic clinical leads, ophthalmic consultants, managers and directors of hospital eye services to plan the recovery phase whilst incorporating service transformation beneficial for long term sustainability of ophthalmology care.

Principles for the restarting of elective care services: Personal protective equipment (PPE) and Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP) principles for ophthalmology

As we all restart our elective services and remodel them there are many challenges and new concerns as well as those which were particularly worrying during the peak of the pandemic. These pricniples provide a foundation for clinical teams to decide appropraite PPE for a breadth of ophthlamic procedures depending on the COVID risk of their pathways.