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Vision UK announce winners of their new awards

Oct 16
2019

The RCOphth is delighted to share the news that Jugnoo Rahi, RCOphth Academic Chair and Lola Solebo won awards alongside a high quality line up of nominations at the Vision UK Forward View Eye Health and Sight Loss Conference held in collaboration with the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in October 2019. Jugnoo was the winner

  • 16 October 2019

Prestigious £100,000 IGA and RCOphth research grant launched

Oct 04
2019

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

National Recruitment Changes

Oct 03
2019

ST3 recruitment was paused for 2019 to carry out a full consultation of the College membership.  The results of this consultation are that: Entry into training will be possible above the ST1 level. Recruitment (all levels) will be done at the same time in the same location. ST4 will be the highest appointable level to

  • 3 October 2019

Help identify the Grand Challenges in Global Eye Health

Sep 26
2019

Matthew Burton and Jacqueline Ramke would like to invite RCOphth members to take part in a study which aims to identify the “grand challenges” in global eye health. The study is part of the ongoing Lancet Commission on Global Eye Health and they hope that their results will help to guide future research prioritisation. Please

  • 26 September 2019

RCOphth awards Honorary Fellowships to Usha Chakravarthy and Carrie MacEwen

Sep 13
2019

At the RCOphth’s annual Admission Ceremony on Friday 6 September 2019 the College awarded two Honorary Fellowships to Professor Usha Chakravarthy and Professor Carrie MacEwen. The award of Honorary Fellow is the highest accolade the College can bestow. It recognises significant and life-long contributions by individuals to advancement in the field of ophthalmology. The Admission

  • 13 September 2019