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Look out for new 2018 BOSU study on sight loss and deterioration caused by delay in ophthalmic review or treatment

Last year, RCOphth published research from a British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU) study conducted during 2015 -16. The research found that up to 14 patients per month suffered preventable loss of vision through hospital initiated delays, with a likelihood of the true rate being between 16 and 22 cases per month. Since publication in Eye (Vol 31,

BOSU report shows patients losing sight to follow-up appointment delays

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists publishes a surveillance report of patients losing vision due to delays in treatment and follow-up appointments The research, conducted through the British Ophthalmological Surveillance Unit (BOSU), found patients suffering permanent and severe visual loss due to health service initiated delays1.  The research involving all UK consultant ophthalmologists, showed that up to 22

Survey finds nearly 70% of patients waiting too long for treatment

A survey of ophthalmologists found that nearly 70% of patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) had to wait more than the recommended two weeks for their first sight-saving injection. Many also wait too long for follow up treatment. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Macular Society say their research shows that more resources