About this event

  • Date and time Thu 3 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm to 8:05pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

This meeting is an excellent opportunity for members of the ophthalmology community and of all grades to hear detailed and insightful recent research presentations from junior doctors. Students and trainees will present their research from multiple sub specialities and receive a critical review and feedback on their work.

The meeting is the perfect opportunity for delegates to hear a broad range of topics that have been well researched by up-and-coming ophthalmologists.

Further details on the prizes and programme will be available in due course. 

Ophthalmology Section: Students and Trainees Prize


  • First prize poster: £150
  • First prize paper: £150 

In addition, the overall winner will receive the Dermot Pierse prize of one year’s subscription to the British Journal of Ophthalmology. 

Submission deadline

16 July 2020

Open to

Medical students and trainee doctors.

Application guidelines

Submit a 300-word abstract on research work or a case report in ophthalmology.

Shortlisted candidates will have the opportunity to present their work at an Ophthalmology meeting from which judges will select eight oral finalists and 24 poster finalists.

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Disclaimer: All views expressed in this webinar are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM. 

Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This webinar will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 


View the programme

Welcome and introduction

Oral presentations

Post-operative endophthalmitis in ophthalmology in England: An update from the 2019 Getting It Right First Time surgical site infection survey

Dr Varo Kirthi, Clinical Research Fellow and Ophthalmology Specialist Training Registrar, ST4, King’s College Hospital

Outcomes of cataract surgery in pseudoexfoliation syndrome: A 10-year retrospective cohort study
Dr Ariel Yuhan Ong, ST3, Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
Scleral buckling (SB) versus pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) versus combined SB-PPV for the repair of rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (RRD) with inferior retinal breaks: A systematic review and meta-analysis of outcomes and complications
Dr Chin Han Tan, FY1 Doctor, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Ireland
Laser peripheral iridoplasty for chronic angle-closure: A systematic review

Mr James Bayliss, Fourth Year Medical Student, Warwick Medical School

Adult orbital cellulitis: Our 14-year experience

Dr Mary-Therese Monaghan, Lat1 Ophthalmology, West of Scotland 

The impact of pas plana vitrectomy on self-reported metamorphopsia and visual related quality of life in patients with an idiopathic full thickness macular hole
Mr Muhammad Tayyab Bhatti, Student, University of Liverpool
Voting and announcement of oral presenter

Ophthalmology travelling fellowship award

Cornea fellowship at University of British Columbia in Canada
Mr Mukhtar Bizrah, Cornea Fellow, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Final prize announcement
Close of meeting



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