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MCQs for FRCOphth Part 1

The FRCOphth Part 1 is the first of the fellowship examinations set by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. It is considered one of the hardest and challenging examinations focusing on the theoretical knowledge of the learning outcomes set in the...

Valuable resources for FRCOphth Part 1 exam preparation

The FRCOphth Part 1 exam is a difficult exam with an average pass rate of 46% in the last year. It is a requirement before entry into the third year of ophthalmology specialty training (OST). Passing this exam during foundation...

How I overcame the hurdle that is the FRCOphth Part 1

The FRCOphth Part 1 is one of the most difficult exams in ophthalmology training, with an exam pass rate of 39.6% over the last 12 months (compared to 60.8% for FRCOphth Part 2 oral [60.8%] and written [68.7%]). Stack the...

How to pass the FRCOphth part 2 oral exam

If you have got this far in terms of your exams, relax. In terms of pass rate, the hardest FRCOphth membership exams are already behind you. The pass mark for the part 2 oral exam is around 75%, and about...

How to pass the FRCOphth part 2 written

The part 2 written exam comprises of 180 multiple choice questions – spread over two 120-minute sessions. According to the most recent college exam reports, the pass rate ranged from 45 to 70% in 2019/2020. Most trainees seem to sit...

Tips for the Online Proctored FRCOphth - Part 1

The FRCOphth Part 1 examination is a difficult exam in itself, testing candidates on a wide range of theoretical and biomedical ophthalmology. This used to be a two-part pencil-on-paper written examination, which was then digitalised for October 2019 and January...

How to pass the FRCOphth Part 1 as a foundation trainee: some practical tips

Attempting the FRCOphth Part 1 examination as a foundation trainee requires significant time and financial commitment. Unlike the MRCP and MRCS examinations, the curriculum of this exam does not overlap with the undergraduate syllabus. As such, it is a steep...

ChatGPT cannot pass FRCOphth examinations: implications for ophthalmology and large language model artificial intelligence

Large language models are generating a lot of hype for artificial intelligence, but can they assist patients and practitioners in ophthalmology? Introduction Deep learning (DL) has emerged in ophthalmology as an exciting form of artificial intelligence (AI) most commonly applied...

5 Signs You Might Need Cataract Surgery

In the UK, almost half a million laser cataract surgery & treatments are carried out every year. Cataracts tend to affect the older population, especially those in the over 65 age bracket.

The Second #AspireOphth Competition from Eye News

The RCOphth 2023 Congress is just around the corner and to celebrate the occasion, we’re going to run another #AspireOphth competition! We’re happy to announce that Eye News is once again teaming up with author, NIHR Doctoral Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Ophthalmology, Sohaib R. Rufai, for a two-book giveaway!

The third #AspireOphth Competition is here!

The RCOphth 2024 Annual Congress / #EyeConUK is coming up and you know what that means, we're teaming up again with Sohiab R Rufai for another #AspireOphth Competition!

Bausch + Lomb announce the winners of the ‘Icons of Ophthalmology’ vote 

Bausch + Lomb has announced the winners of the ‘Icons of Ophthalmology’ initiative with the launch of a keepsake compendium.