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EyesWise: leading transformation in ophthalmology

Apr 15
2019

More than two million people have reduced vision in the UK. There are nearly eight million appointments every year in hospital eye services in England, making ophthalmology one of the largest outpatient specialties. EyesWise is a project led by NHS England’s Elective Care Transformation Programme (ECTP) in collaboration with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists that

  • 15 April 2019

Safety Alert – Zeiss Lucia 611P intraocular lens

Apr 10
2019

The College has been made aware of two ophthalmic units with a run of a small number of cases of fibrin membrane deposition in association with the Zeiss Lucia 611P intraocular lens. In these cases, the patients presented from a few days up to 6 weeks postoperatively, with a painless white eye, very mild or

  • 10 April 2019

Moving forwards with National Recruitment

Apr 10
2019

Since 2012 recruitment to the ophthalmology training programme has been undertaken on a national level and run by the Severn Deanery on behalf of the College. This year ST3 recruitment was paused to reassess the process. We undertook a consultation with the membership with 537 respondents. The results have been discussed with the Curriculum, Recruitment

  • 10 April 2019

RCOphth/Fight for Sight John Lee Primer Fellowship: Understanding the cause of irreversible blindness in East Africa

Apr 09
2019

Research into a common eye condition in East Africa which causes irreversible vision loss is receiving vital funding from the eye research charity Fight for Sight, in partnership with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). Researchers aim to develop effective treatments for a condition known as Tanzanian Endemic Optic Neuropathy (TEON) based on the results

  • 9 April 2019

A week in Wolverhampton marks winning start for offsite Part 2 FRCOphth Oral Exams

Apr 09
2019

Last week the Examinations team successfully delivered the Part 2 FRCOphth Oral Examination in Wolverhampton. With hospital eye services under increasing pressure, the College has started to look outside of the hospital clinical setting to deliver our examinations. Following a lot of logistical and organisational planning we held the oral component of our flagship Part

  • 9 April 2019