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Eye health experts call for urgent action on hospital eyecare to reduce delays and improve patient safety

The Association of Optometrists (AOP), The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have joined forces to issue a statement outlining steps to tackle increasing pressure on hospital eye departments in England. Calling on NHS England leaders, the organisations are urging that new models of eyecare with adequate funding, are introduced in a

RCOphth President responds to HSIB report on lack of timely monitoring for patients with glaucoma

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists would like to thank the patient who was willing to participate in important investigations, such as this report carried out by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) despite the devastating impact on her quality of life as a result of her sight loss. The hospital investigated is not identified in

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

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 sight.