About this event

  • Date and time Thu 10 Dec 2020 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

This year's Squint Forum webinar will update delegates on current thinking behind the early management of various conditions which the paediatric specialist will see in clinic. Recognised experts in their field will review the potential necessity, benefits or drawbacks that early treatments may present for the below conditions.

Topics include:

  • Early Treatment for paediatric cataract
  • Early Treatment for ptosis

  • Early Treatment for infantile esotropia

  • Early Treatment for amblyopia

In addition to the key speakers below, the winner of this year's Squint Forum Prize will also be giving a special presentation. This webinar will benefit all those who see children as part of their clinical practise and keep them up to date with current thinking and management.

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This is a pre-recorded webinar which will be made available to participants on the day of this event.


Standard pricing available until 10 December 2020.


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£0.00 £0.00 £0.00

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£20.00 £0.00 £0.00

Key speakers

Ms Lola Solebo

National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health London

Ms Rajni Jain

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare 

Speaker's biography



Mr Damien Yeo

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Alder Hey Hospital

Speaker's biography

Damien Yeo graduated from the University of Manchester in 2008. He completed his ophthalmic specialist training in Wales before undertaking paediatric ophthalmology fellowships in Cardiff and London. He is currently a Consultant in Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus where he splits his time between Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Women’s Hospital and St Paul’s Eye Unit. He has specialist interests in paediatric cataracts, paediatric retinal conditions, retinopathy of prematurity, genetic eye disease, rare congenital anomalies and all nature of strabismus.

One of his favourite projects is the national British Ophthalmic Surveillance Unit study on Essential Infantile Esotropia in the United Kingdom where they looked at the incidence, clinical features, and treatment outcomes of this infantile strabismus. He has multiple publications and has presented nationally and internationally on paediatric ophthalmology research. He is regularly involved in teaching and was previously a college examiner and a faculty member of the RCOphth microsurgical skills course. He was the founder of the Welsh Ophthalmic Trainees Society.

Damien is keen to learn about and adopt innovative ways of working into paediatric ophthalmology. He is passionate about a sustainable future, which he strongly believes will involve tele-ophthalmology, artificial intelligence, digital solutions and the up-skilling of all allied health professionals.

Professor Helen Davis

Head of Division of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield

Dr Helena Lee

Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital

Speaker's biography

Dr Helena Lee is an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital. She specialises in neuro-ophthalmology, paediatrics and strabismus and has an international research reputation in the area of infantile nystagmus, paediatric retinal development and optical coherence tomography (OCT). She has researched the effects of idiopathic infantile nystagmus, achromatopsia and albinism on retinal development and was awarded the Fight for Sight Award in 2015 for her work on normal retinal development. More recently, she was awarded a £1.4 million Medical Research Council (MRC) Clinician Scientist Fellowship grant to investigate: The role of Oral Levodopa in improving Visual development in Infants and young children with Albinism (the OLIVIA study).


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Welcome and introduction

Miss Gill Adams, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital

Early treatment for paediatric cataract: Is it a good idea?

Ms Lola Solebo, National Institute for Health Research Clinician Scientist and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health London

Early treatment for ptosis: A good idea?

Ms Rajni Jain, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Imperial College Healthcare 

Early treatment for infantile esotropia: A good idea?

Mr Damien Yeo, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

Early treatment for amblyopia: Is it a good idea and can we make up for lost time?

Professor Helen Davis, Head of Division of Ophthalmology and Orthoptics, Health Sciences School, University of Sheffield

Squint forum prize presentation - 'Proof of concept for oral Levodopa treatment in rescuing retinal morphology and visual function in a murine model of human albinism'

Dr Helena Lee, Associate Professor and Honorary Consultant Ophthalmologist, University of Southampton and Southampton General Hospital

Close of meeting



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

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. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. 

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