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NEW Refractive Surgery Standards and patient information improve quality of care and help patients make informed choices

Surgery to correct refractive errors, using lasers or implants, to provide freedom from glasses or contact lenses is increasingly popular. Over 100,000 refractive surgery procedures (laser vision correction surgery) are undertaken every year in the UK and implant based alternatives are now widely available. Results are generally very good, but concerns have been raised by

Refractive Surgery Standards Consultation

The College has been working with some of the UK’s leading refractive surgeons, RCOphth Council members and patient and optometry representation to develop improved standards for the practice of refractive surgery in the UK. This is in response to the Keogh Report. From 27 April 2016 until 8 June 2016 the College is consulting on

VISION 2020 UK press release: Quality standard developed for people with sight loss and dementia in an ophthalmology department

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee have developed a quality standard to help eye clinics and ophthalmology departments provide high quality care for patients with dementia. Patients with dementia and their carers can benefit from being identified in advance of attending their appointment in order for