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Ophthalmic DOPS and OSATS: The Handbook for Work-Based Assessments

The first thing to say is: “I wish I’d had this book when I was an ST1!” The number of work-based assessments (WBA) required during ophthalmic specialist training (OST) is a daunting prospect to trainee ophthalmologists, particularly ST1s with no...

Ophthalmic history made easy

There are now three ophthalmic medical documentaries to dip into on to Royal College of Ophthalmologists website.

End of an era: completing training. Tips for survival, fellowship applications and how to CCT

Tafadzwa Young-Zvandasara shares the things he wishes he had paid more attention to when approaching the end of training. It is the end of an era, you are now ready to move on. Training has been filled with a structured...

Hear from the RCOphth Subcommittee

We heard from Dr Swetha Maddula Batambuze, SAS Chair RCOphth, and the rest of the RCOphth subcommittee about their Invisible Ophthalmologist talk yesterday, and their plans for the SAS Forum in November.

Basic and Clinical Science Course: Fundamentals and Principles of Ophthalmology 2019-2020 (updated textbooks)

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) has updated a few more books for the 2019-2020 version of their textbooks. They come with the same clean matt finish, but the colour scheme is a bright sunshine yellow instead of green. Although...

The International Council of Ophthalmology: what is it and is it useful for UK ophthalmologists?

ICO Director for Examinations and Assessments, Simon Keightley, explains the history and role of the organisation today, as well as outlining recent changes to the ICO examinations. The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) is the only international medical specialty organisation...

Esme’s Umbrella becomes first CBS charity in the world

Esme’s Umbrella – the Campaign to raise awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) – has been given charity status by the England and Wales Charity Commission.

Les Misérables

I recently had the signal pleasure of undergoing Part 2 of the FRCOphth exit exam and could not help but wonder at how examiners could on the whole be easily categorised into certain subtypes which readers may find fascinating. This...

The writer: publishing my first book as a trainee

Medicine is very hierarchical. Indeed, Hippocrates himself laid the foundation of the apprenticeship that is medical training and while it is the noble duty of the boss to pass on information and ask for tasks to be undertaken as a...

In conversation with Bernie Chang (RCOphth President)

We spoke to Professor Bernie Chang, President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, about his highlights so far, the curriculum update being delivered tomorrow, and the innovations required to run the Congress this year.

COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Organised and funded by Alimera Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering.

Upcoming webinar: COVID-19 Clinical Experience and Impact in Ophthalmology

Alimeria Sciences and Heidelberg Engineering are to jointly host a webinar to discuss the RCOphth COVID-19 guidelines.