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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists appoints new Vice President for Policy and Communications

Declan Flanagan, consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital, has been appointed as the new Vice President for Policy and Communications at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth). Declan will officially take up the post following the RCOphth AGM in May at this year’s Annual Congress in Glasgow. In this role Declan will support the RCOphth President

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists introduces electronic exams

The RCOphth (The Royal College of Ophthalmologists) examinations department will be going through a period of exciting and momentous change in 2019 as the vast majority of exams become fully electronic to adapt to and embrace advances in examination technology as well as creating a model for complete paperless examinations. Ripley Systems are the provider

Our Strategic Plan 2015 – 19

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists launched their Strategic Plan 2015 – 19 on 6 March 2015. The Plan was developed after broad consultation and outlines three priority areas over the next five years that the College will focus on to help shape eye care services of the future and to raise eye care higher on the

The College

The College acts as the voice of the profession, we set the curriculum and examinations for trainee ophthalmologists, provide training in eye surgery, maintain standards in the practice of ophthalmology, and promote research and advance science in the specialty. Ophthalmologists are at the forefront of eye health services because of their extensive training and experience

About Us

Ophthalmology is the medical and surgical management of conditions of the eye and visual system. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who examine, diagnose and treat diseases and injuries in and around the eye, including carrying out eye surgery. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists champions excellence in the practice of ophthalmology. We are the only professional membership