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Resources to help you deliver safe, sustainable and efficient cataract surgery

In conjunction with the release of our Joint statement: Interim recommendations to discharge patients following routine uncomplicated cataract surgery with The College of Optometrists, we want to highlight RCOphth resources that will help members deliver safe, sustainable, and efficient cataract services.  Cataract surgery is the UK’s most common elective operation, with approximately half a million

National Ophthalmology Database Funding boost for new UK AMD Audit

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) is delighted to announce that the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit: Age-Related Macular Degeneration has now received funding for three years, enabling this important programme of long-term research and data gathering to begin. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) remains a leading cause of sight impairment despite new treatment options. It

New report shows potential to improve cataract surgery outcomes through advanced IOL data reporting

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) recommends eye care centres monitor their own data to identify how their use of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) affects the rate of a post-operative cataract surgical complication known as Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO). Read the RCOphth Feasibility study of Post-cataract Posterior Capsule Opacification Report 2021 New analysis of over 600,000

Membership of the National Cataract Audit Advisory Group – Open Call

The National Ophthalmology Database Audit (NOD) is internationally renowned as an exemplar of high quality audit that produces results in positive outcomes for patients and the profession. The NOD Cataract audit aims to prospectively collect, collate and analyse a standardised, nationally agreed dataset from all centres providing cataract surgery in the United Kingdom. It is

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists appoints a new Clinical lead for the National Cataract Audit Database (NOD)

The National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) Audit has become established over the past decade and is now widely accepted as a valuable quality assurance and improvement tool with over 100 centres contributing cataract surgery data, and most UK ophthalmologists enjoying its benefits as ‘business as usual’. John Buchan, Consultant Ophthalmologist based in Leeds, with an academic

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