Visit COVID-19 resources

[Skip to Content]

The impact of COVID-19 on Ophthalmology Clinical Research in the UK and support via the NIHR RESTART Framework

Sep 24

Prior to COVID, approximately 80% of Trusts were engaged with at least one study, with on average 15,000 patients recruited to Ophthalmology studies per year. The NIHR’s Ophthalmology Specialty Group (OSG) for the Clinical Research Network has been working closely with its regional leads across the UK to support the sites where 41% of portfolio

  • 24 September 2020

RCOphth statement: NICE rapid guideline on Covid-19 testing and the potential adverse effect on the return to routine cataract surgery

Sep 09

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is responding to the NICE rapid guideline on Covid-19 testing and the potential adverse effect on the return to routine cataract surgery. Guidance regarding, the need for and timing of testing for COVID-19 for patients undergoing elective surgery patients, has been evolving as cataract surgery resumes in the UK. Infection

  • 9 September 2020

Eye Units should send copies of CVI forms for epidemiological analysis

Aug 13

The Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) is the key data source for the preventable sight loss indicator.  Where consent has been given by the patient (or the parent or guardian if the patient is a child), a copy of the CVI form should be sent to Moorfields Eye Hospital for epidemiological analysis. These figures are

  • 13 August 2020

Mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on Academic Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic Research

Jul 17

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists is deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on academic ophthalmology, research and innovation in ophthalmology and vision sciences. Since sight impairment differentially affects the most vulnerable members of society, interruption of research in ophthalmology and vision sciences is likely to exacerbate existing health inequalities and impact patient

  • 17 July 2020

FRCOphth Part 2 Oral and Refraction Certificate Examinations are changing

Jun 24

We live in unprecedented times and the pandemic has affected the workplace and our personal lives.  Measures, such as social distancing are impacting not only the way we deliver our ophthalmology services but also the way the College operates, and the examinations that it provides. As a result, the FRCOphth Part 2 Oral examination is

  • 24 June 2020