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External clinical guidelines

The aims of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is to educate and train medical practitioners in the science and practice of ophthalmology and to set and maintain standards.  The following guidelines, published by other organisations, are relevant to ophthalmologists and those working in the ophthalmic sector.

We welcome suggestions for other suitable guidelines relevant to the specialty.  These will be submitted to the Scientific Committee for assessment.  Please send your suggestions to psassistant@rcophth.ac.uk

Title Authors Publishing organisation Date
Guidelines on the management of cataracts in adults National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 26 October 2017
Corneal Conditions National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Various
Eye conditions: general and other National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Various
Glaucoma National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Various
Macular degeneration National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Various
Macular oedema and retinal vein occlusion National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Various
Refractive errors including astigmatism, myopia and presbyopia National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Various
UK guidelines for the management of Stevens-Johnson syndrome/toxic epidermal necrolysis 2016. Creamer D, Walsh SA , Dziewulski P, Exton LS, Lee HY, Dart JKG, Setterfield J,  Bunker CB, Ardern-Jones MR, Watson KMT, Wong GAE, Philippidou M, Vercueil A,  Martin RV, Williams G, Shah M, Brown D, Williams P, Mohd Mustapa MF, Smith CH. British Journal of Dermatology and Journal of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Br J Dermatol 2016; 174: 1194-1227

June 2016
Management of patients with Grave’ orbitopathy: initial assessment, management outside specialised centres and referrral pathways (Thyroid Eye Disease guide) Petros Perros, Colin M Dayan, A Jane Dickinson, Daniel Ezra, Stephanie Estcourt, Peter Foley, Janis Hickey, John H Lazarus, Caroline J MacEwen, Julie McLaren, Geoffrey E Rose, Jimmy Uddin, Bijay Vaidya TEAMeD with support by the Royal College of Physicians as part of the College’s “Concise Guidance” series. April 2015