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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the AAO’s call for standardisation of digital imaging

Apr 10

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has issued a statement, ‘American Academy of Ophthalmology Leads Call for Ophthalmic Equipment Manufacturers to Standardise Digital Imaging’. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists agrees with the recommendations that manufacturers must implement the existing international standard for communication and management of medical images and related data (DICOM). Currently, DICOM compliance

  • 10 April 2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the agreement on the new SAS contracts

Mar 30

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the contract reforms approval and introduction of the new ‘specialist grade’.  Specialty and Associated Specialists doctors account for 30% of the ophthalmic workforce and are exceptionally important in the development and delivery of care in the Hospital Eye Service. The new contract will provide an opportunity for career progression

  • 30 March 2021

The RCOphth launches Cataract Services Workforce Guidance

Mar 30

Working with primary and secondary partners and patients, the Cataract Services Workforce Guidance March 2021 includes a RCOphth cataract workforce calculator tool Mar2021 to support workforce planning to meet demand Cataract surgery is the UK’s most common elective operation. Approximately half a million operations are performed each year and demand is set to increase 25% over

  • 30 March 2021

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists appoints a new Clinical lead for the National Cataract Audit Database (NOD)

Mar 18

The National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit has become established over the past decade and is now widely accepted as a valuable quality assurance and improvement tool with over 100 centres contributing cataract surgery data, and most UK ophthalmologists enjoying its benefits as ‘business as usual’. John Buchan, Consultant Ophthalmologist based in Leeds, with an academic

  • 18 March 2021

The British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit restart

Dec 03

After a six month break, The British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit has restarted case ascertainment from November 2020, recommencing the yellow card reporting system with the five studies that were already running. BOSU: Current Studies on the Yellow Card Study Lead investigator Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy Imran Yusuf, Oxford Unexplained visual loss following removal of silicone oil Jonathan

  • 3 December 2020