About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 Dec 2018 from 9:45am to 4:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

The Squint Forum conference is an annual update for orthoptists and ophthalmologists interested in strabismus and paediatric ophthalmology. The focus this year will be on thyroid gland disorders in relation to eye position and movement, eye abnormalities and treatments associated with endocrine abnormalities.

The conference will lead by experts in the field, who will give delegates extensive updates.

This meeting is aimed mainly at orthoptists but will be of interest to ophthalmologists who specialise in paediatrics and strabismus, optometrists and clinicians with an interest in thyroid disease.


Topics include:

  • Treatment updates of thyroid gland disorders and the subsequent effects on eye position and eye movement
  • Update on strabismus syndromes
  • Update on dispensing glasses for children
  • Update on reading abilities in children with amblyopia and eye movement abnormalities


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee
Thyroid eye disease

Thyroid Function

Dr Mark Vanderpump, Thyroid Disease, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

New therapies in thyroid dysfunction

Professor Colin Dayan. Clinical Professor. School of Medicine, Cardiff University

Surgery in TED

Orbital decompression

Mr Jimmy Uddin, Consultant Oculoplastic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Controversies in strabismus surgery

Miss Anna Maino, Consultant Eye Surgeon, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Panel discussion
Squint forum prize winner presentation

Strabismus syndromes

Ms Jane Ashworth, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Ophthalmology of craniosynostoses

Mr Richard Bowman, Ophthalmologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital

Paediatric glasses dispensing

Mr Rainer Wahnig, Assistant Manager of Spectacles and Manufacturing, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Reading and amblyopia

Dr Frank Proudlock, Senior Lecturer, University of Leicester

Panel discussion
Close of meeting and online evaluations
Minces pies and mulled wine

All delegates welcome


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom