About this event

  • Date and time Thu 8 Oct 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

Incorporating modern training into a busy clinical schedule is ever more important. This webinar will demonstrate ways in which this can be achieved and will look at the importance of its application to new problems arising from intra-ocular lens design. Some of these problems relate to so-called premium lenses and how relevant their use is in routine cataract surgery.

This webinar will also highlight Mr Benjamin's involvement in helping to develop teaching and training methodologies in Ophthalmology, especially in simulation training for Ophthalmic surgery. It will go on to address the issues encountered from modern intra-ocular lenses and how training and simulation can help to overcome some of these. 

During this session you will:

  • Know the history of modern Ophthalmic surgical training
  • Understand how modern training can be implemented in each Ophthalmic unit in the UK
  • Value the importance of including training in the weekly work schedule for all staff.

Opportunities for questions will be given after the talks.

A certificate of attendance and CPD certificate with 1 CPD credit will be issued to those joining the webinar live. 

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Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s COVID-19 online events are available free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic. 

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. 

Key speakers

Mr Larry Benjamin

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and President Elect, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Speaker's biography

Mr Benjamin trained in Eyes in Brighton, The Western Eye, Moorfields and the Oxford Eye Hospital. Since being appointed a consultant in 1990 he has developed interests in complex cataract management, The management of Diabetic Retinopathy including early Vitrectomy and in the development and delivery of microsurgical skills training.


He is a Trustee for Orbis, the Flying Eye hospital and one of its volunteer faculty. He has served in a number of posts at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists where he helped to set up and develop the microsurgical skills training courses which now run regularly. He previously served on the council of the Ophthalmic division of the RSM during which time he was the Hon. Secretary.

Professor Phillip Bloom

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Western Eye Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Nicholas Lee, President, Opthalmogloy Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Simulation and training in ophthalmology and its relevance to modern problems from modern lenses in phaco surgery

Mr Larry Benjamin, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and President Elect, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Question and answer session

Hosted by Professor Phillip Bloom, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Western Eye Hospital and Hillingdon Hospital

Close of meeting



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