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Refractive Surgery Standards: Industry Engagement Session 19 October 2016

When: 19 October 2016 17:20 to 19:00

Where: The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 18 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD

Following on from work on standardised patient information and professional standards in refractive surgery, we would like to invite professional consultation at an early stage to explore the feasibility of addressing two additional goals for UK refractive surgery.

A national data set

As electronic patient record systems become more widespread in refractive surgery, the opportunities to collect outcome data as a by-product of routine clinical care are increasing. We would like to gauge support for developing a national data set in refractive surgery with the future aim of informing a national database to include refractive surgery.


Patients who have poor outcomes in refractive surgery may lose confidence in their original provider. They are then left with an open ended financial liability in relation to revision treatment. One of the key recommendations of the Keogh Report is that there should be an improved system of redress. We would like to have an open discussion to field ideas for possible improvement in this difficult area.

The event is designed for all health professionals involved in aspects of refractive surgery.

Places are limited and organisations can apply for up to two delegate places, however depending on demand we are unable to guarantee attendance for all. Each delegate needs to complete a separate Booking Form.  Bookings will be confirmed after close of registration on 26 September 2016.

Please register your interest in attending by completing and returning the attached Booking Form to events@rcophth.ac.uk by 26 September 2016.

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists looks forward to welcoming you to this important event.