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Refractive Surgery Dataset

The National Data Set for Refractive Surgery provides organisations with a list of standardised relevant and well-defined variables to be collected in laser and implant based refractive surgery and associated pre and postoperative care. The data recommendations include spectacle test results and tests of distance, intermediate and near vision without glasses (both eyes open) before

Refractive Surgery Standards

Surgery to correct refractive errors, using lasers or implants, to provide freedom from glasses or contact lenses is increasingly popular. Over 100,000 refractive surgery procedures (laser vision correction surgery) are undertaken every year in the UK and implant based alternatives are now widely available. Results are generally very good, but concerns have been raised by

Laser and refractive surgery covered by new GMC guidance on cosmetic surgery

Refractive surgery is primarily functional rather than cosmetic, but both refractive and cosmetic surgical procedures share key attributes setting them apart from other areas of routine medical intervention: they are entirely elective and predominantly self-funded. Accordingly, the GMC has advised that their April 2016 ‘Guidance for Doctors who offer Cosmetic Interventions’ should also apply to

Refractive Surgery Standards Consultations

The College has been working with some of the UK’s leading refractive surgeons, RCOphth Council members and patient and optometry representation to develop improved standards for the practice of refractive surgery in the UK. We have produced a series of consultations on the outputs of the Group summarised below. The current consultation on Professional Standards