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Three new Ophthalmic Services Guidance Chapters available – July 2016

3 August 2016

RCOphth aims to set standards in all aspects of the delivery of ophthalmic care in the interests of patients and the public. The following guidance chapters have been updated and added to our standards publications.

Managing an outbreak of postoperative endophthalmitis (updated July 2016)

Advice on the identification and management of an outbreak of post ophthalmic procedure endophthalmitis. The guidance concentrates particularly on cataract surgery, but is also applicable to other intraocular procedures including intravitreal injections. As much is possible is based on published evidence but, in the absence of published high quality evidence for many aspects, expert consensus has been used to make recommendations. A summary sheet and check list is included at the end.

Ophthalmic Pathology (Updated July 2016)

This Ophthalmic Pathology chapter is based on joint guidance document of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The Royal College of Pathologists on referral of ophthalmic pathology specimens.

Quality safety and clinical governance in ophthalmology: An overview (July 2016)

This document aims to provide a simple overview of the principles and systems which currently exist in the UK for quality and safety, and how they have evolved. It is supplemented by other more detailed documents on specific areas. References are, where possible, web-based, to allow members to more easily access them for further reading if interested.