About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 Dec 2018 from 5:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

This unique evening event will explore various aspects of global ophthalmology, and blindness prevention in low and middle income settings. Speakers will describe and detail novel and innovative ways of teaching eye surgery in efforts to tackle avoidable blindness. 

Delegates will be updated on; frontline screening of patients in villages using incredibly innovative smartphone technology, the use of simulation-based surgical education of eye surgeons, and high-volume health care models. There will also be detailed experiences from throughout sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, and China.  

Topics include:

  • How innovative smartphone technology (portable eye examination kit – PEEK) is used in low and middle income settings to screen, geo-tag, and follow up patients with blindness or potentially blinding conditions 
  • Illustrate the Moorfields – Korle Bu (Ghana) partnership in surgical training 
  • An overview of simulation-based surgical education initiatives in the UK, China, and sub-Saharan Africa

Key speakers

Mr Ian Murdoch

World famous eye surgeon from Moorfields Eye Hospital, UK 

Dr Priya Morjaria

PhD Fellow at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Research lead for PEEK 


Mr Will Dean

Ophthalmologist, co-author of Eye Surgery in Hot Climates (4th Edition), huge experience in Africa, Masters in Education and currently undertaking PhD in surgical education


View the programme

Registration, tea and coffee

Mr Will Dean, Clinical Research Fellow, International Centre for Eye Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Reaching the last mile: Finding and screening blind patients in far away areas

Dr Priya Morjaria, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Surgical training in Ghana and West Africa

Mr Ian Murdoch, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Simulation-based surgical education in Africa and China: A way forward

Mr Will Dean

Panel discussion
Close of meeting
Drinks reception


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