Research and Innovation
Research and innovation are essential in ophthalmology to ensure that we are always striving to achieve the best possible results for patients. With ophthalmology being a particularly technological and fast moving medical sector, it is especially important that RANZCO keeps abreast of the latest developments and promotes the need for greater innovation and more research.
With this in mind, RANZCO works closely with affiliated organisations the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia (ORIA) and the Save Sight Society in New Zealand, both of which fund important ophthalmic research projects. RANZCO also has a charitable foundation, the Australian and New Zealand Eye Foundation (ANZEF), which aims to raise funds for education, outreach and research projects to help bring the best possible eye care to people in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region.
RANZCO’s Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) is responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and College policies and procedures in relation to clinical trials and research conducted in private practices.
Finally, to ensure that we can ensure trainees and Fellows are well informed on the latest technologies and innovations and continue to deliver the best possible care for their patients, RANZCO’s Future of Ophthalmology project seeks to evaluate the impact of developments in ophthalmology and to feed this into the vocational training and continuing professional development programs.
Last updated: July 8, 2019