About this event

  • Date and time Thu 12 Oct 2023 from 6:00pm to 8:10pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

Join us for this long overdue event which will discuss evolving treatments for cataract and refractive problems, and how to utilize them in your own practice as an eye surgeon. 

A key aim is to understand evolving intraocular lens (IOL) calculation formulae, to enable attendees to achieve great visual outcomes in different types of eyes. 

This virtual meeting aims to debunk myths around toric IOLs. It will provide an understanding of how to use different toric IOLs, and the expected improvement you will achieve in visual outcomes.  

Our expert speakers will explore how modern IOLs (e.g. EDOFs) and modern laser applications have changed the game in achieving unprecedented patient satisfaction.  

The aim of this session is to provide comprehensive information to attendees about developments in refractive and cataract surgery. This is to assist them to develop their own clinical practice, and enable them to employ latest evidence-based management for the benefit of their patients.  

By attending this event, you will learn:

  • Which intraocular lens calculations to use when planning cataract surgery for different types of patients and why

  • The pros and cons of new types of intraocular lenses, and which patients would benefit from each lens

  • When toric lenses can be used in intraocular surgery and why. Understanding indications, advantages and disadvantages

  • The different types of laser refractive surgery (e.g. LASIK, LASEK, SMILE, etc) and when to use each type and why

  • The applications of excimer laser for therapeutic purposes. Understanding when it can be used, which settings to use, and what outcomes to expect   


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Welcome and introduction

Mr Graham Duguid, President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine, Mr Mukhtar Bizrah, Consultant, Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Miss Sophie Jones, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Intraocular lens calculations: Are we justified in using archaic formulas?

Mr Andrew Turnbull, Consultant Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgeon, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Extended depth of focus and multifocal intraocular lenses: What is all the fuss about?

Mr Vincenzo Maurino, Consultant Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Toric Intraocular lens: Not sure? Think like an optometrist!

Mr Mukhtar Bizrah

Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK), Laser-Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) or Small Incision Lenticule Extraction (SMILE): Does it really make a difference?

Mr Ali Mearza, Consultant Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgeon, Western Eye Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Therapeutic excimer laser treatments

Mr Bruce Allan, Consultant Cornea, Refractive and Cataract Surgeon, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Panel Discussion
Closing remarks
Close of meeting




Registration for this webinar will close 1 hour prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 1 hour before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Webinar recordings will be available for registered delegates up to 60 days after the live webinar, via Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place.

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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