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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses call for ‘Research for All’

Apr 26
2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) has endorsed the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) statement in favour of a research-active NHS, alongside numerous other medical colleges, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and National Institute for Health Research. The statement, launched at the RCP 2019 annual conference, sets out a vision for research as key

  • 26 April 2019

British Council for Prevention of Blindness Grant Programme 2019

Apr 24
2019

The British Council for Prevention of Blindness supports research into the prevention of blindness in low and low-middle income countries throughout the world. Their latest round of grant funding for 2019 is now open. Grants are offered for research projects that further the goals of ‘VISION 2020: The Right to Sight’, in the following categories:

  • 24 April 2019

EyesWise: leading transformation in ophthalmology

Apr 15
2019

More than two million people have reduced vision in the UK. There are nearly eight million appointments every year in hospital eye services in England, making ophthalmology one of the largest outpatient specialties. EyesWise is a project led by NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme (ECTP) in collaboration with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists that

  • 15 April 2019

Safety Alert – Zeiss Lucia 611P intraocular lens

Apr 10
2019

The College has been made aware of two ophthalmic units with a run of a small number of cases of fibrin membrane deposition in association with the Zeiss Lucia 611P intraocular lens. In these cases, the patients presented from a few days up to 6 weeks postoperatively, with a painless white eye, very mild or

  • 10 April 2019

Moving forwards with National Recruitment

Apr 10
2019

Since 2012 recruitment to the ophthalmology training programme has been undertaken on a national level and run by the Severn Deanery on behalf of the College. This year ST3 recruitment was paused to reassess the process. We undertook a consultation with the membership with 537 respondents. The results have been discussed with the Curriculum, Recruitment

  • 10 April 2019