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Parents warned of the risks to eyesight associated with laser pens

Dec 04

A new survey from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has revealed that a worrying number of adults would consider buying a laser pen as a Christmas present for a child. In the run up to the holiday season one in four (24 per cent) of more than 2,000 people said they

  • 4 December 2018

New Eye Journal Collection: Avastin and Wet AMD

Dec 03

Eye, the journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, has this week published their online collection drawing together papers published on Avastin and Wet AMD in 2018. Members will no doubt be aware of the issue, and ongoing work by the College in campaigning since 2012 for the use of Avastin in treatment for wet

  • 3 December 2018

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists share their expertise at the COECSA Fellowship examination

Nov 29

Last week, Dylan Costello, Head of Examinations and Bob Taylor, Examinations Chair were in Mbarara, Uganda, having been invited by The College of Ophthalmologists of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa (COESCA) to observe and provide guidance for their Fellowship examination, which was held at Mbarara University of Science and Technology. The COECSA-The Royal College of

  • 29 November 2018

Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

Nov 20

76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research Long-term strategy is ‘crucial’ to transforming treatment and ‘ease burden on the NHS’ A new report published today highlights

  • 20 November 2018

Health Education England’s first National Education and Training Survey

Nov 19

The first Health Education England (HEE) initiated survey of all staff members who are in training was launched this week. We would encourage all ophthalmologists in training to complete the survey. The survey does differ from the established General Medical Council (GMC) trainee survey, but there may be small areas of overlap. The National Education

  • 19 November 2018