About this event

  • Date and time Thu 13 May 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

This webinar will provide important updates on cataract surgery and highlight current controversies in the delivery of cataract surgery within the NHS. Specialists will present the current limitations of cataract surgery delivery within the NHS and discuss the newest strategies to improve cataract surgery service.

During this webinar you will:

  • Explore new cataract surgery technology
  • Understand current problems, limitations, research and strategies being formulated to deliver an optimal cataract surgery service within the NHS
  • Discuss strategies to optimise cataract surgery delivery within the public health sector.

The webinar will interest all ophthalmologists across the specialty as well as those with a particular interest in the field. This webinar has CPD accreditation.

This webinar is FREE for RSM members and all students and trainees.

We would like to thank our sponsor Rayner for their support of this webinar. We would also like to thank Phillips Studio for their valued support of the 2020 to 2021 Academic Programme. Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsors.

This webinar is available for on-demand viewing. The webinar recording will be available for registered delegates up to 30 days after the live webinar broadcast via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

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Registration for this webinar will close 2 hours prior to the start time. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Tickets

Standard pricing available until 13 May 2021.

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Key speakers

Jonathan Bhargava

Mr Jonathan Bhargava

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Countess of Chester NHS Trust and Chair, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Cataract Workforce Guidance Committee

Speaker's biography

Mr Bhargava attended Sheffield University Medical School, then ophthalmic training at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham followed by oculoplastic fellowships in Leicester and Birmingham. He was appointed as Consultant Ophthalmologist at Countess of Chester NHS Trust in 2008 specialising in cataracts surgery and oculoplastics. He has always had a passion for efficiency within the NHS and has presented as a specialist registrar to the consultant body in Nottingham about ways to improve departmental efficiency. Mr Bharhava was running high volume cataract lists since 2014 and appointed Chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Cataract Workforce Guidance Committee December 2019 to:

  1. To describe the rate of cataract extractions performed within the over50-yearolds in the UK
  2. To describe models of care to provide a safe, efficient and sustainable cataract service within the Hospital Eye Service 
  3. To determine the workforce required to support each model of care 
  4. To build prediction models to calculate workforce requirements for specified populations. 

The COVID-19 pandemic intervened, and Mr Bhargava was asked by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists to provide COVID-19 safe cataract pathways and working practices. He has presented at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists webinar on ‘Returning to Cataract’ surgery.

Professor David O’Brart

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Honorary Professor, King’s College London

Speaker's biography

Professor David O'Brart has been a Consultant Ophthalmic at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust in London since 1996. He was the Director of Glaucoma and since 2006 the Director of Cataract, Refractive, Cornea and Anterior Segment Surgery. He was appointed Honorary Professor of Corneal Science at King’s College, University of London in 2015 and Honorary Professor, Cardiff University in 2019.

He is a past president and treasurer of the United Kingdom and Ireland Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, a past council member and secretary of the British Society of Refractive Surgeons, past president and secretary of the Southern Ophthalmological Society and past board member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. He is an examiner and specialist advisor to the National Institute for Clinical Excellence and the Medical Health Research Authority for the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

He has co-authored three books and numerous chapters to international ophthalmic textbooks. Has over one hundred and forty scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. His current clinical and laboratory research is directed at optimising treatments for Keratoconus, Dry Eye, Cataract and Corneal surgery.

Alexander Day

Mr Alexander Day

Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital; Associate Professor University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology

Speaker's biography

Alex is a Consultant at Moorfields Eye Hospital in the Cataract and Corneal Services. He was the lead researcher for the NIHR FACT trial of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery vs phacoemulsification cataract surgery.

Mr Mayank Nanavaty

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Mr Nanavaty is a cataract, cornea and refractive surgery Consultant at the Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the Brighton and Sussex Medical School. His areas of clinical interests are medical and surgical cornea, external eye disease, cataract and refractive surgery. He is the lead for cataract, corneal crosslinking, contact lens and research departments at the Sussex Eye Hospital.

Mr Nanavaty received several research grants from prestigious institutions and industry to conduct clinical studies in the National Health Services (NHS). His areas of research interest include astigmatism, wavefront aberrations, ectatic corneal disorders, endothelial disease, lamellar corneal transplant surgeries, quality of vision in pseudophakes, cataract surgical techniques, intraocular lenses and posterior capsule opacification. He regularly publishes and has several publications including randomized controlled trials, Cochrane review, case-control studies, cohort studies and retrospective studies in high-impact peer-review literature and over 300 national and international presentations.

He regularly contributes as an organiser, committee member, panelist, or faculty at several national and international ophthalmology meetings and organizations including the ESCRS, ASCRS, AAO, 
RCOphth, BSRS, etc. Mr Nanavaty is a member of Scientific Committee, the Certificate of Laser refractive Surgery Examination committee and Cataract surgery workforce committee at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists. He is on the UKISCRS council since 2014 and has been the programme lead for UKISCRS since 2018 and Hon. Secretary since January 2021. He is an external examiner at Ulster University.

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction
Femto laser cataract surgery: What next including IOL technology?

Mr Alexander Day, Consultant, Moorfields Eye Hospital, Associate Professor University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology

Questions and answers
Premium intraocular lenses in the NHS

Mr Mayank Nanavaty, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust 

Questions and answers
Research into strategies to improve operating room efficiency for cataract surgery in the NHS

Professor David O’Brart, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. Honorary Professor, King’s College London.

 

Questions and answers
Tackling the post COVID-19 cataract surgery burden

Mr Jonathan Bhargava, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Countess of Chester NHS Trust and Chair, Royal College of Ophthalmologists Cataract Workforce Guidance Committee

Questions and answers
Close of meeting

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Location

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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.

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