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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

Philip Dunne MP responds to Parliamentary question on refractive surgery

On 2 September, Mrs Theresa Villiers, MP for Chipping Barnet raised the following question in Parliament, ‘What steps he [Mr Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health] is taking to ensure high quality care is provided in the refractive eye surgery sector’. The response was given by Mr Philip Dunne, Minister of State (Department of

RCOphth host refractive surgery engagement days for public and industry

Following on from work on standardised patient information and professional standards in refractive surgery, RCOphth are inviting both industry and members of the public to discuss, at an early stage, the feasibility of addressing two additional goals for UK refractive surgery: A national data set As electronic patient record systems become more widespread in refractive surgery,

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

Refractive Surgery Standards Consultation

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. This is in response to the Keogh Report. From 27 April 2016 until 8 June 2016 the College is consulting on