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COVID-19 clinical guidance for ophthalmologists

Apr 03
2020

The world is experiencing unprecedented social change as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. How we respond to the challenges we face will have a long-lasting impact on society. Our members have a combined duty to protect our patients, most of whom are elderly, whilst doing our best to preserve their vision. The College believes

  • 3 April 2020

Wet AMD patients’ injections and appointments during Coronavirus pandemic

Mar 20
2020

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Macular Society have issued the following important information for patients having treatment for Wet AMD or other conditions needing intravitreal injections during the Coronavirus pandemic The NHS and the government are putting in place changes and recommendations in our daily lives to cope with the Coronavirus situation and

  • 20 March 2020

Viral conjunctivitis and COVID-19 – a joint statement from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and College of Optometrists

Mar 19
2020

Recent reports have suggested that COVID-19 may cause conjunctivitis, and it is known that viral particles can be found in tears, which has caused some concern amongst eye health professionals. It is recognised that any upper respiratory tract infection may result in viral conjunctivitis as a secondary complication, and this is also the case with COVID-19. However, it

  • 19 March 2020

Covid-19 RCOphth news – office closure, events and examinations

Mar 18
2020

As the current situation with COVID-19 rapidly changes we are closely monitoring the impact on the RCOphth. RCOphth Building Closure We have paid close attention to the government’s latest advice to minimise unnecessary travel and for everyone to work from home where possible.  Accordingly, we will close the RCOphth building for an initial period of

  • 18 March 2020

Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the Budget 2020

Mar 13
2020

RCOphth President, Mike Burdon responded to the measures outlined in the spring statement, stating: ‘RCOphth has long listened to and expressed concerns on behalf of its members regarding the annual allowance threshold for pensions and we welcome the Chancellor’s decision to raise them. ‘Our General Election Manifesto highlighted that nearly a quarter of ophthalmologists are

  • 13 March 2020