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Response to NICE guidance on Ciclosporin for treating dry eye disease that has not improved despite treatment with artificial tears

Dec 16
2015

Ciclosporin (1mg/ml, Ikervis®) is a sterile, positively charged, oil-in water, unpreserved ophthalmic emulsion for the treatment of severe keratitis in adult patients with dry eye disease, which has not improved despite treatment with tear substitutes. It is  administered as a once daily eye drop at bed time. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the decision

  • 16 December 2015

Lay Advisory Group comments on CCG embargo on eye treatments

Dec 16
2015

The Lay Advisory Group of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) advises the College on lay opinion concerning availability of treatments and the handling of patients. We have been informed that some CCGs are placing an embargo on several eye treatments and procedures from now until the end of the financial year. On the list

  • 16 December 2015

RCOphth Statement in response to the strike action planned by Junior Doctors

Nov 23
2015

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists joins with other medical royal colleges and the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges in urging both sides in the current dispute around junior doctors’ contract to step back from the brink and re-enter negotiations so that an agreement can be reached. If necessary through third party conciliation and arbitration. Failure

  • 23 November 2015

RCOphth continue to express concern regarding junior doctors contract

Nov 12
2015

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists remains concerned about the continuing dispute between the BMA and the Department of Health regarding the junior doctors contract. We continue to urge all sides to come together for further constructive negotiation without pre-conditions on either side. Independent arbitration may help to break the gridlock and this would be welcome. In

  • 12 November 2015

Response to NICE Guidelines Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people 2015

Sep 01
2015

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists welcomes the update Guidelines from NICE on Diabetes (type 1 and type 2) in children and young people 2015 The College is pleased that the updated Guidelines recognise that although background retinopathy (BDR) is not part of the screening target, this condition is diagnosed during the screening, and the results

  • 1 September 2015