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Ophthalmologist Lola Solebo recognised for study into the management of avoidable childhood blindness

Lola Solebo, NIHR Moorfields BRC and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, has been awarded The Ulverscroft David Owen Prize by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Ulverscroft Foundation for the best piece of research published in paediatric ophthalmology over the past three years. Focusing on congenital and infantile cataract the paper, published

RCOphth follow up survey finds continued cataract rationing imposed by CCGs despite NICE Guidance

Cataract surgery is the most common operation performed, with approximately 400,000 operations delivered per year in the UK. It is one of the most cost effective and successful operations in modern healthcare. Delays or restrictions to cataract surgery for those who will benefit from the procedure can limit people’s ability to lead independent lives and

NICE publishes serious eye disorders quality standard

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the quality standard but believes the implementation will be challenging for the overwhelmed hospital eye service.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first quality standard looking at serious eye disorders, covering the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report and recommendations into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens

Introduction The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report i2017/012 ‘Investigation into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens’1. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the NHS with over 400,000 being carried out every year in the UK. It greatly enhances quality of life by restoring

NICE releases NEW Cataract Surgery Guidelines

The College welcomes the new NICE guideline for the management of cataracts in adults, which emphasises the importance of patient communication, shared decision making, minimising and managing risk to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The NICE guidelines also demonstrate the cost effectiveness of cataract surgery through scientific and financial modelling, meaning that