Feasibility study of Post-cataract Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO) report 2021

The Feasibility Study of Post-cataract Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO) report was published on Thursday, 20 May 2021.

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).

New analysis of over 600,000 cataract operations suggests that there is considerable potential to reduce PCO and reduce costs. Clinics could take steps to make better informed decisions on procurement, by improving data collection and moving to utilisation of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) across their whole eye service. Click here to continue reading

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 is estimated to affect 600,000 people in the UK, with 39,800 patients developing “wet” AMD each year.

The Macular Society kindly donated funding to lay the foundations of this new UK wide AMD audit programme. Additional funding from Novartis, Roche and Bayer will help implement and develop the new UK AMD audit over the next three years. The AMD audit will cover the whole of the UK and is led by a dedicated project delivery team and advisory group within NOD. The clinical lead is Martin McKibbin, leading AMD specialist, St. James’ University Hospital, Leeds. Click here to continue reading