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Prestigious £100,000 IGA and RCOphth research grant launched

Oct 04

There are 700,000 people in the UK living with glaucoma, an eye disease that without treatment typically causes loss of vision.  Over the next ten years, glaucoma cases are predicted to rise by 22% and over 20 years by 44%.  Research is vital to improve understanding of glaucoma and develop innovative and sight-saving treatments. The

  • 4 October 2019

Eye disease patients have more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies

Nov 20

76 per cent of hospitals in England now offer patients the opportunity to take part in eye disease studies 15,500 patients per year offered innovative treatments Ophthalmology community ‘punching above its weight’ in world of research Long-term strategy is ‘crucial’ to transforming treatment and ‘ease burden on the NHS’ A new report published today highlights

  • 20 November 2018

Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening

Aug 28

In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years ( The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices

  • 28 August 2018

RCOphth endorses the APPG report ‘See the Light’ that highlights continuing crisis in hospital eye services

Jun 11

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists endorses the APPG Eye Health and Visual Impairment report, ‘See the Light’, but says the crisis is not new Patients across England are losing sight due to delayed and cancelled eye care appointments The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth), a key partner in the development of the ‘See the Light’

  • 11 June 2018

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health inquiry into lack of capacity report launches 6 June 2018

May 31

The RCOphth has contributed to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Eye Health inquiry into the capacity issues affecting patients. The report will be launched at Parliament on 6 June and the success of the launch will be helped by having a good attendance of MPs. With this in mind, all members are kindly requested

  • 31 May 2018