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NICE publishes serious eye disorders quality standard

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the quality standard but believes the implementation will be challenging for the overwhelmed hospital eye service.  The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published its first quality standard looking at serious eye disorders, covering the diagnosis and management of cataracts, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists responds to the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch report and recommendations into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens

Introduction The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) welcomes the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) report i2017/012 ‘Investigation into the insertion of an incorrect intraocular lens’1. Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed operation in the NHS with over 400,000 being carried out every year in the UK. It greatly enhances quality of life by restoring

NICE releases NEW Cataract Surgery Guidelines

The College welcomes the new NICE guideline for the management of cataracts in adults, which emphasises the importance of patient communication, shared decision making, minimising and managing risk to improve the quality and safety of patient care. The NICE guidelines also demonstrate the cost effectiveness of cataract surgery through scientific and financial modelling, meaning that

NICE Draft guideline on cataracts in adults: management

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has opened a consultation on draft guidelines for cataracts in adults, closing 23 June 2017 at 5pm. The guideline covers managing cataracts in adults aged 18 and over. It aims to improve care before, during and after cataract surgery by optimising service organisation, referral and surgical movement, and reducing complications.

Risk to eye patients as NHS England’s Next Steps plan removes 18-week referral to treatment for elective surgery from the list of priorities for the next 12 months

NHS England have published Next Steps on the Five Year Forward View which recognises what has been delivered so far and sets out the priorities for the next stages of the plan. In the Next Steps document, the 18-week waiting time target (RTT) for elective surgery has been removed from the list of priorities over