About this event

  • Date and time Thu 15 Dec 2022 from 6:00pm to 7:50pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

Join this meeting to learn about historical aspects and current and future trends in surgery for the world’s most commonly performed surgical procedure.

The aim of this meeting is to provide an in depth look at the history, current trends and the possible future progress in cataract surgery.  

Benefits of attending: 

  • Learn some of the historical aspects of cataract surgery
  • Hear about current trends in surgery and training
  • Participate in the discussion of possible future directions for cataract surgery and its management

This event is available to attend in person or virtually. Please select your preference below.  

 

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Tickets

Standard pricing available until 15 December 2022.

20 x bursary places (x10 student and x10 trainee places) are available for this meeting. Please send your request to ophthalmology@rsm.ac.uk

Member

RSM Fellow RSM Associate RSM Retired Fellow RSM Trainee RSM Student
£0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00 £0.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors AHP / Nurse / Midwife Trainee Student
£80.00 £47.00 £47.00 £25.00

Key speakers

Miss Asifa Shaikh

Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Speaker's biography

Miss Shaikh specialises in glaucoma and complex cataract surgery. She has a special interest in emerging surgical treatments for the management of glaucoma (MIGS and MIBS). She speciality training was in the Oxford region. She has fellowship training in ocular inflammatory conditions, cornea and glaucoma. Most of her current practice is in cataract and glaucoma. She was clinical lead for Ophthalmology at BHT for 6 years and stepped down in September 2022.

Mr Larry Benjamin

Retired Consultant Ophthalmologist, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Immediate Past President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Speaker's biography

Mr Benjamin trained in Brighton, The Western Eye Hospital, Moorfields and The Oxford Eye Hospital. He was appointed as a Consultant in 1990 and since then has developed interests in cataract surgery, the management of diabetic retinopathy including the use of early vitrectomy and surgical training.  He was the first Chairman of the Surgical Skills Sub-committee at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists during which he helped to develop the College microsurgical skills courses and chaired the committee which updated the latest College cataract surgical guidelines. He has served as the Chairman of the Education Committee and Senior Vice President of the College. He has also served as the Programme Secretary to the Ophthalmic Section of the Royal Society of Medicine and is the Immediate Past-President for this section (October 2020-2022)  He was until recently the  chair of the microsurgical skills committee at the RCOphth.  He has served on the council of UKISCRS and is a Past- President.  He has been a Volunteer Faculty Member for Orbis the flying eye hospital charity and is chairman of its programme committee for Europe Middle East and Africa. He was recently co-awarded the inaugural Jack Kanski prize for an outstanding educator by the RCOphth and also an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists.

Mr Chris King

Consultant Ophthalmologist, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Agenda

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Welcome and introduction

Mr Larry Benjamin, Retired Consultant Ophthalmologist, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Immediate Past President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Cataract and glaucoma - who cares?

Miss Asifa Shaikh Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust and Jenny Kirkby

Cataract surgery: Where are we now?

Mr Larry Benjamin

The future of cataract services and surgery

Mr Chris King, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Panel discussion
Close of meeting

Location

Online

Registration for this event will close at 5:00pm on Thursday 15 December 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenter’s and RSM’s discretion.

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations.

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