About this event

  • Date and time Thu 3 Oct 2019 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology, Digital Health

This live stream will explore the future of digital eye care and one of the 21st century's biggest dilemmas; humans versus artificial intelligence (AI). The digital maturity of ophthalmology will be discussed and a forward look into what technology will bring to the specialty.

Speakers will include experts from Google Health, Deepmind, Moorfields Eye Hospital and Singapore National Eye Centre.

This event is in association with the Digital Health Section of the RSM.

Topics include: 

  • Practical applications of technology to improve communication and eye care for patients
  • How AI research is conducted in the field of ophthalmology
  • Telemedicine principles and how to apply them to eye clinics


There are bursary places available for all Ophthalmology meetings - send your request to ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

The Ophthalmology Section would like to thank Bausch + Lomb and Johnson & Johnson for supporting the Academic Year 2019-2020 Programme of Events
Please note that none of the companies listed have had any influence or involvement over the agenda, content or organisation of this meeting.

Key speakers

Mr Christopher Kelly

Clinician Scientist, Deepmind


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Mr Nicholas Lee, Ophthalmology Section President, Royal Society of Medicine, Consultant Ophthalmologist, The Western Eye Hospital 

Tele-ophthalmology and the digital clinical laboratory

Dr Dawn Sim,Director, Telemedicine, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chatbots - our new best friend

Dr Peter Thomas, Director, Digital Innovation, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The future of digital eye care: Humans vs Artificial Intelligence

Mr David Probert, Chief Executive, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

The novel state-of-art aI technologies in ophthalmology

Dr Daniel Ting, Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School, Singapore National Eye Centre

Keynote lecture: Deep learning in ophthalmology

Mr Christopher Kelly, Clinician Scientist, Deepmind

Panel discussion



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