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Eye risk from 'overstretched NHS'
BBC - 2016-03-16
The president of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Prof Carrie MacEwen, writing for the BBC's Scrubbing Up, warns the NHS is struggling to keep up because of a "perfect storm" of increased demand, caused by more eye disease in an ageing population ...

Professor Andrew Elkington - obituary
Daily Telegraph - 2014-11-25
Professor Andrew Elkington, who has died aged 78, was a distinguished eye surgeon who played a central role in the foundation of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists; his name is well known to GPs owing to his authorship (with Peng Khaw) of The ABC of ...

Timing is everything
aop.org.uk - 2016-05-26
A new initiative, a partnership between the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, will ask patients to self-advocate to ensure they see a doctor in the necessary timeframe. RNIB eye health policy and ...

Real World Data In Europe Show Majority Of Diabetic Macular Edema Patients Gain Or Maintain Vision With IluvienĀ® At 12 Months
PharmiWeb - 2016-05-23
The data were revealed for the first time at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOpth) Annual Congress in Birmingham, England today. The two real world data sources consist of a European registry study and a patient review audit from the United ...

Eyesight threatened by inefficiencies in ophthalmic care
politicshome.com - 2016-03-24
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists calls for an overhaul of the eye care sector, which must become more 'coordinated, cost effective and very firmly patient-centred' if it is to prevent rising cases of sight loss. Eyesight is the one sense people fear ...

Shropshire eye care service fears after serious flaws reported
Shropshire Star - 2016-03-11
The Royal College of Ophthalmology was asked to carry out a review of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust ophthalmology service last year following a series of serious incidents. In the review 17 serious incidents were investigated including ...

Eye treatment patients get apology after suffering avoidable damage
Shropshire Star - 2016-02-07
David Evans, chief officer for Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group, said he was "extremely sorry" to patients for the failures identified in a report by the Royal College of Ophthalmology. CCG chief David Evans The RCO was asked to carry ...

Dr. Katrina Mears joins Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center -- 4 highlights
beckersasc.com - 2016-01-13
4. Dr. Mears is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Retina Specialists International Society of Ocular Oncology and Royal College of Ophthalmologists United Kingdom.

Top health experts defend EU membership in open letter
healthierin.eu - 2016-06-16
Lord Ribeiro Past President, Royal College of Surgeons 58. Professor Ian Ritchie, Past President, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 59. Professor Robert Shaw. Past President Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 60. Prof Alwyn Smith ...

Making a breakthrough
aop.org.uk - 2016-09-15
Hospitals are under pressure. Earlier this year the Royal College of Ophthalmologists drew attention to the danger of sight loss due to delays in providing follow-up appointments to patients with age-related macular degeneraton, glaucoma and diabetic ...

Master Clinical Ophthalmology (online)
mastersportal.eu - 2016-08-31
ChM in Clinical Ophthalmology - This new two year part-time Masters programme, taught entirely online, is jointly offered by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads to the degree of Master of Surgery (ChM).

M.Sc. Primary Care Ophthalmology
mastersportal.eu - 2016-08-31
This new three year part-time Masters programme, taught entirely online, is jointly offered by the University of Edinburgh and the Royal College of Surgeons of ... trainees entering specialty training in ophthalmology. This degree is aligned with the ...

Bennetts completes Royal College of Ophthalmologists revamp
Architects Journal - 2016-08-15
This subscription package has been designed to help architects thrive in the workplace by providing them with their essential 5 a day - news, buildings, business, culture and opinion. Make sure your staff stay informed and remain competitive by giving them ...

New guide launched - 'Sight Loss: What we needed to know'
guidedogs.org.uk - 2016-06-06
The information booklet was launched at The Royal College of Ophthalmologists' Annual Congress 2016 at the ICC in Birmingham and is being piloted in Whipps Cross, York and Moorfields hospitals later this year. It is also available online now. Professor ...

RNIB tackles follow-up appointment delay
www.opticianonline.net - 2016-05-26
Vision charity the RNIB launched an initiative to help patients get timely follow-up appointments for eye conditions during the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress this week. Eye care professionals were encouraged by RNIB to join forces on a ...

Two Nottingham medical students achieve top 10% scores in prestigious Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination
nottingham.ac.uk - 2016-05-15
have been placed in the top 10% of candidates who took the Duke Elder Undergraduate Prize Examination held by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists in March 2016. This exam takes place once a year in Medical Schools throughout the British Isles.

Letter to David Cameron by Royal College presidents ahead of the junior doctors' strike
www.rcplondon.ac.uk - 2016-04-24
Professor Derek Bell, president, Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh Professor Jane Dacre, president, Royal College of Physicians London Dr Suzy Lishman, president, Royal College of Pathologists Dr Giles Maskell, president, Royal College of Radiologists ...

New bedside vision check tool to help prevent hospital inpatient falls
www.rcplondon.ac.uk - 2017-01-23
the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Nursing and NHS Improvement. Created by medical professionals with expertise in vision and eye health, frontline staff and patients were involved in its design and testing. The tool provides a ...

Just how safe is laser eye surgery?
raconteur.net - 2013-09-14
Safety has improved greatly over the last ten years and treatments can now be accurately targeted. According to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the overall risk of something going wrong is less than 5 per cent. However, even with a fewer than one-in ...

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists' National Ophthalmology Database study of cataract surgery: report 1, visual outcomes and complications.
bioportfolio.com - 2015-02-13
Summary of "The Royal College of Ophthalmologists' National Ophthalmology Database study of cataract surgery: report 1, visual outcomes and complications." AimsTo describe the outcomes of cataract surgery in the United Kingdom.MethodsAnonymised data on 180 ...

Is YOUR eyesight failing? Drinking THIS much alcohol could cause blindness
The Daily Express - 2016-11-21
A leading ophthalmologist has warned alcohol is toxic and easily damage the optic nerve. Dr David Teenan, a fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and UK Medical Director at Optical Express, has warned that both binge drinking and prolonged heavy ...

PE01629: MRI scans for Ocular Melanoma sufferers in Scotland
parliament.scot - 2016-12-14
The Committee agreed to write to Scottish Government, OcuMel UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland and University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

Help to prevent falls in hospital
On Medica - 2017-01-24
the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Nursing and NHS Improvement. Frontline staff and patients were involved in its design and testing. People are deemed as having a visual impairment when their level of vision is below that required ...

Patients fear NHS group may axe cataract surgery
The Times - 2017-04-09
The definition of "exceptional" is not stated. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) were alarmed to see cataract removal on the list.

Glaucoma and driving: Are we documenting driving status and advising patients with glaucoma appropriately about their driving?
link.springer.com - 2017-02-20
Guidelines from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists state that ophthalmologists must consider driving status in every consultation, provide appropriate information if visual problems may affect driving and document any advice that has been given.

Nottingham professor to lead Royal College of Ophthalmologists
www.nottingham.ac.uk - 2011-03-15
An eminent professor at The University of Nottingham has been elected as the next president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Professor Harminder Singh Dua, FRCOphth, MD, PhD, will take office as the ninth President of the Royal College at its ...

Prof Sobha Sivaprasad appointed editor of Eye Journal
ucl.ac.uk - 5 months ago
Eye is the official scientific journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and is published by the Nature Publishing Group. It aims to provide the practising ophthalmologist with information on the latest clinical and laboratory-based research.

What Your Eyes Reveal About Your Inner Health
Huffington Post UK - 2012-03-09
This is because most eye diseases can only be seen with specialist equipment that can look at the back of the eye," advises Larry Benjamin from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Apart from maintaining good eye health with regular visits to the ...

Maltese ophthalmologist awarded Ph.D. in London
Times of Malta - 2010-08-08
Dr Carbonaro graduated in medicine and surgery from the University of Malta in 1999. He moved to the UK in 2003 to pursue his training in ophthalmology. He was awarded membership of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists of London in 2006.

New mobile eye service brings vital care closer to home for patients in Hampshire
PharmiWeb - 3 weeks ago
The one-stop review and treatment eye service will bring care closer to home for these vulnerable patients and ensure it is in line with guidance from the National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Commissioning in focus
aop.org.uk - 2 weeks ago
The level of training provided to both optometrists and ophthalmologists working within the Minor Eye Condition Services varies, Ms Siriwardena explained. New guidance on urgent eye care commissioning is being developed by the Royal College of ...

NHS U-turn over drug
Isle of Wight County Press - 2012-07-25
"The Board also took into account that the policy had not been taken up in any meaningful way by consultant ophthalmologists on the advice of their Royal College. This has meant that the potential benefits we had envisaged, to both patients and the NHS ...

John Lee: Pioneering ophthalmologist and teacher
The Independent - 2010-12-22
In 2009 Lee was elected president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists - the first time that the president had been elected by the members of the college rather than by the council of the college. His appointment was a measure of Lee's reputation and ...

Eye care demand sparks plan for new Highland course
Inverness Courier - 3 months ago
Reports from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists have demonstrated that demand for eye care services is out-stripping hospital capacity and the Scottish Government has identified a need for community services to meet growing demands.

New report shines a light on eye care services in Wales with lengthy waiting times raised as a concern
Wales Online - 2016-10-31
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and senior clinicians have recently warned that hospital eye services in Wales face significant challenges and are sometimes "overwhelmed". There is also a fear among these groups that patients are at increased ...

Liverpool hotel growth is among best in the UK
Liverpool Echo - 2015-07-02
The city also enjoyed a busy month of corporate activity, including the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress, and the British Psychological Society Annual Conference. Rooms yield - otherwise known as revenue per available room - also ...

'My life's been destroyed by laser eye op': Patients say surgery has ruined their sight
Daily Star - 2014-04-06
Michelle, who is also taking legal action, said: "My life has been destroyed." Professor Harminder Dua, president of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, said: "I get a lot of referrals of people who have had problems. "Self-regulation has not ...

Horrifying footage shows damage caused by cosmetic eye implants - as doctors warn of 'severe risk' of blindness
Mirror - 2015-01-30
While the procedure is not illegal in the UK, eye surgeons here "strongly recommend" that it's not carried out on perfectly healthy eyes, a spokeswoman from The Royal College of Ophthalmologists told Mirror Online. "There is severe risk of glaucoma and ...

EastEnders legend June Brown has sight restored after undergoing pioneering operation
Metro - 2017-04-09
The Eyemax Mono procedure will be unveiled to UK surgeons at an annual meeting of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in Liverpool.

Blinding lights - the danger of laser toys
Lexology - 2015-10-29
The Scientific Journal of The Royal College of Ophthalmologists reported five major cases where children have suffered serious maculopathy after looking at laser 'toys'. Maculopathy is where damage has been sustained by the macula, the part of the eye that ...

A brighter vision comes into focus
Yorkshire Post - 2013-12-12
He is the current President of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and is on the laser eye surgery committee of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He heads the Vision Surgery and Research Centre in Hull.

Groundbreaking Bolton study uncovers poppers risk to eyesight
The Bolton News - 2012-10-19
The study, published in Eye, the Scientific Journal of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists today, was written by ophthalmologists from across England and Wales, including three at the Royal Bolton Hospital. Dr Andrew Davies, who is now at Manchester ...

Prestigious appointment for Wirral eye consultant
Wirral Globe - 2013-02-03
A WIRRAL eye surgeon is to take up the prestigious role of Vice President at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. Mark Watts has been a consultant at Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for almost 20 years and is a key figure in ...

Safety warning ahead of eclipse as thousands in Hampshire prepare to witness the phenomenon
Daily Echo - 1999-08-11
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) found that the 38 men and 32 women had solar maculopathy after the last eclipse, a form of sight loss caused by cells inside the eyes becoming burnt by the sun's rays. The condition, which cannot be prevented ...

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